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George Lilanga

Born in: 1935

Tanzania, United Republic of

Biography
George Lilanga is an artist, born in 1934 in Maasi, Tanzania and passed away in June 2005. Originally from the highlands of Makonde, bordering Tanzania and Mozambique. He began his career as a sculptor in 1961 in Lindi, in the region of hometown. This region is known for its dances, related to initiation rituals and for its sculpture tradition. This culture spreads a strong social message and leans on caricature. As an example, the sculptures often express a range of emotions from humor to anxiety. In 1972, George Lilanga moved to Dar es Salaam. The following year, he created an artistic center with other artists, where one teaches drawing, engraving and lithography. In 1980, due to the influence of Tingatinga school, he began producing paintings of very colorful animals. George Lilanga is known as the "Picasso of Africa" and draws inspiration from these traditions, he recreates them in a contemporary context. His compositions make an impact on peoples' minds and he is famous all around the world. He has exhibited in several countries like Tanzania, Kenya, Austria, Japan, France, UK, Senegal and Italy to name a few. He mainly exhibited in prestigious museums like Centre Pompidou and Guggenheim Bilbao.
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George Lilanga, Peinture Lilanga, Painting

George Lilanga

Peinture Lilanga, 1995
23.6 x 23.6 x 2 inch
Painting

$2,162

George Lilanga, Calebasse peinte, Sculpture

George Lilanga

Calebasse peinte, 2000
15.7 x 11.8 x 11.8 inch
Sculpture

$2,162

George Lilanga, Peinture Lilanga, Painting

George Lilanga

Peinture Lilanga, 1995
23.6 x 23.6 x 2 inch
Painting

$2,162

George Lilanga, Sculpture Shetani, Sculpture

George Lilanga

Sculpture Shetani, 1995
25.6 x 5.9 x 3.9 inch
Sculpture

$2,402

George Lilanga, Sculpture Shetani, Sculpture

George Lilanga

Sculpture Shetani, 1995
12.6 x 7.9 x 5.9 inch
Sculpture

$3,483

George Lilanga, Sculpture Shetani, Sculpture

George Lilanga

Sculpture Shetani, 1995
24.8 x 5.9 x 3.9 inch
Sculpture

$3,003

George Lilanga, Nimekuleteni Nyumba Hiziapa, Painting

George Lilanga

Nimekuleteni Nyumba Hiziapa, 2000
24 x 24 x 0 inch
Painting

$961

George Lilanga, Peinture Lilanga, Painting

George Lilanga

Peinture Lilanga, 1995
11.8 x 11.8 x 2 inch
Painting

$1,081

George Lilanga, Sculpture Shetani, Sculpture

George Lilanga

Sculpture Shetani, 1995
25.6 x 5.9 x 3.9 inch
Sculpture

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George Lilanga, Sculpture Shetani, Sculpture

George Lilanga

Sculpture Shetani, 1995
10.2 x 5.9 x 3.9 inch
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George Lilanga, Maisha ya Marafiki, Painting

George Lilanga

Maisha ya Marafiki, 2003
23.6 x 23.6 x 0 inch
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George Lilanga, Peinture Lilanga, Painting

George Lilanga

Peinture Lilanga, 1995
11.8 x 11.8 x 2 inch
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George Lilanga, Peinture Lilanga, Painting

George Lilanga

Peinture Lilanga, 1995
11.8 x 11.8 x 2 inch
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