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Grillo, Yusuf Adebayo Cameron. (b. Lagos, Nigeria, 1934; active Nigeria, 2007)
 

Bibliography and Exhibitions

MONOGRAPHS AND SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

Eze, Justene Nebechianya.
Interview with Nigerian artist YUSUF GRILLO.
1978.
In: Zaria Art Society. University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 1978. [Author's B.A. thesis.]

Grillo, Yusuf.
Dialogue with Y.C. GRILLO: painter and art educator.
1979.
In: New culture: a review of contemporary African arts (Ibadan) 1, 7 (June 1979):18-20.

Jegede, Dele.
More to art than exhibition [YUSUF GRILLO].
2001.
Interview with Nigerian artist Yusuf Grillo. In: Glendora Review: African Quarterly on the Arts [Lagos.] 3, 2 (2001):126-136, illus., photo of artist.

GENERAL BOOKS AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

ANIAKOR, CHIKE C.
Contemporary Nigerian artists and their traditions.
1980.
In: Black Art 4, no. 2 (1980):40­55; illus. in color and b&w. Artists discussed include: Demas Nwoko, Uche Okeke, Yemi Bisiri, Lamidi Fakeye, Yusuf Grillo, Bruce Onobrakpeya, Twins Seven-Seven, and Erhabor Emokpae. 4to, wraps.

ARADEON, DAVID.
The House Indifference Built.
2001.
In: Glendora Review: African Quarterly on the Arts, Vol. 3, no. 2 (2001):57-60, b&w illus. Brief article on public art in Lagos. Includes mention of: sculpture by Ben Enwonwu; reliefs by Erhabor Emokpae at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs and National Arts Theatre; mosaics by Yusuf Grillo at the Lagos City Hall; metal gates by Olu Amoda; the monumental polished aluminum sculpture (memory of Murtala Mohammed) in Ramat Square in Benin City by Billy Omabegho; statues by Obafemi Awolowo and Tai Solarin. [Full text available at http://digital.lib.msu.edu/projects/africanjournals/html/issue.cfm?colid=254.]

BOSAH, CHUKWUEMEKA and GEORGE EDOZIE.
A Celebration of Modern Nigerian Art: 101 Nigerian Artists.
New Albany (OH): Ben Bosah Books, 2010.
266 pp. Texts by E. Okechukwu Odita, Frank Ugiomah, Numero Unoma. Included: Yusuf Grillo, Bruce Onobrakpeya, Dele Jegede, Kolade Oshinowo, Abayomi Barber, Fred Achibong, Bimbo Samson Adenuga, Charles Akran, Raqib Bashorun, Olu Byron, Chidi Chukwu, Kanayo Ede, Nelson Edewor, Uche Edochie, Uzo Egonu, Erhabor Emokpae, Ben Enwonwu, Babalola Dare Lawson, Bunmi Lusaki, Alex Nwokolo, Gani Odutokun, Olu Oguibe, Uche Okeke, K.K.K Olojo, Chike Onuorah, Adolphus Opara, Millicent Osumua, Olusola Otori, Obiora Udechukwu, photographs by Emeka Obanor and Numero Unoma. 8vo (9.9 x 9 in.), wraps.

BROWN, EVELYN S., ed.
Africa's Contemporary Art and Artists.
New York: Harmon Foundation, 1966.
136 pp., illus., entries on countries, brief biogs. of artists. A descriptive compilation of over 300 artists in sub-Saharan Africa working in painting, sculpture, ceramics and crafts. Includes (among others): Martin Abossolo, Jacob Afolabi, Justus D. Akeredolu, Kofi Antubam, Jimo Bola Akolo, Yussif Mustafa Billal, Yemi Besiri, Edward Yaw Boakye, James Boateng, Skunder Boghossian, Rene Bokoko, D. Bomolo, Osei Bonsu, Arthur J. E. Bucknor, John Barbor Bulu, Mordecai O. Buluma, Miranda Burney-Nicol, John Olusegun Byron, Vasco Domingos Campira, Lawrence Mawolo Cassell, Christopher Chabuka, R. Chakombera, E. Chigwanda, Zebedee Chikowore, Chepas Chimbetete, R. Chinouya, Hassan El Hadi, Ibrahim El Salahi, Chukwu Enwonwu, Stephen A. Erhabor, Jacob Estevao, Augustine Okpu Eze, Lamidi Olonade Fakeye, T. Adebanjo Fasuyi, Seth Galeva Hasif Ishaq George, Edouard J. Gouveia, Naphtal Gumede, Pitias Gwinisa, Yusuf Grillo, Hassan El Hadi, Francis Halala, R. J. Ozege Hamilton, G. Hatugary, Phoebe Ageh Jones, Peterson Kareithi, Paul M. Karemo, Rosemary Karuga, Henry Charles Kazadi, Keita, Bouba Keita, Job Kekana, Mohammed Omer Khalil, Lazarus Khumalo, Kipindo, John Kisaka, Andrew Kiwanuka, Vincent Akwete Kofi, Tiamiyu Adebisi Kolawole, Amon Kotei, Henry Lumu, Valente Malangatana (as Malangatana Valente), Alphonse Moto, Pilipili Mulongoy, Sam Ntiro, Clara Ugbodaga Ngu, Esther Nhilziiyo, Aurelia Nibe, M. Nigoba, Siddig Abdel Rahman El Nigoni, M. Noverume, Demas Nwoko, E. Okechukwu Odita, Rufus Ogundele, Simon Okeke, Bruce Onobrakpeya, Agboola Polarin, Gerard Sekoto, F. K. Sempangi, William Serumaga, Hussein Mahmoud Sharriffe, Abdeen A. F. El Shawafaa, Shafik Shawgi, El Omer Amin Shabir, Ahmed Mohammed Shibrain, D. Silugu, Panenga Simanga, Cornello Sinyoro, Ahamadu V. Sirleaf, Sam Songo, John Sowola, Ignatius Sserulyo, Sayed Suliman, Papa Ibra Tall, J. O. Ugoji (as Ugogi), E. Vanji, M. K. Vodzogbe, Solomon Irein Wangboje, Lucky Wadiri, Osman Abdullah Wagiall 4to (28 cm.), wraps.

CAMPBELL, BOLAJI.
Colour Attitudes: a critique of seven Nigerian painters.
1989.
In: Kurio africana : journal of art and criticism (Ife Ife), 1 (2) 1989:42-51. Discusses the use of color by contemporary Nigerian painters Gani Odutokun, Obiora Udechukwu, Jimo Akolo, Joshua Akande, Kolade Oshinowo, Yusuf Grillo, and Uzo Egonu.

CAPE TOWN (South Africa). Michael Stevenson Gallery.
Take your road and travel along: The advent of the modern black painter in Africa.
March, 2008.
144 pp. exhib. cat., b&w and color illus. Group exhibition. Peter E. Clarke, Valerie Desmore, Uzo Egonu, Ben Enwonwu, Dumile Feni, Yusuf Grillo, Welcome Koboka, Akinola Lasekan, Simon Lekgetho, Ernest Mancoba, John Mohl, Thomas Mukarobgwa, Ephraim Ngatane, Valente Malangatana, Sam Ntiro, George Mnyalaza Milwa Pemba, Gerard Sekoto, Twins Seven Seven, Kalifala Sidibé. Sq. 8vo (20 x 22 cm.), cloth, d.j.

CROWDER, MICHAEL.
The contemporary Nigerian artist: his patrons, his audience and his critics.
1978.
In: Présence africaine (Paris) nos. 105/106 (1978): 130­145. Artists discussed include: Jimoh Buraimoh, Udo Ema, Ben Enwonwu, Yusuf Grillo, C. C. Ibeto, Demas Nwoko, Simon Okeke, Uche Okeke, Bruce Onobrakpeya, Muraina Oyelami, Twins Seven-Seven, and J. O. Ugoji.

FALL, N'GONE and JEAN LOUP PIVIN, eds.
An Anthology of African Art: the Twentieth Century.
Paris: Revue Noire Editions and New York: DAP, 2002.
407 pp., 500 color plates, 51 b&w illus., bibliog., index. Contents: Postulates and Convictions / Jean Loup Pivin; Geographical and Cultural Areas / Elikia M'Bokolo; Territory of Forms / Etienne Feau; Ritual Practices in Movement / Etienne Feau; Neo-Christian Folk Art in Ethiopia / Richard Pankhurst; A City of Boundless Expressions / Jean Loup Pivin; Birth of the Colonial Cities / Elikia M'Bokolo; Neo-Traditional Sculpture in Nigeria / John Picton - Ibrahim Njoya; Master of Bamoun Drawing / Alexandra Loumpet-Galitzine; Representation and Advertising / Till Forster and Benetta Jules-Rosette; The "Souweres" / Marie-Helene Boisdur de Toffol; Coffins and Funeral Art / John Picton; Messenger Artists / Jean Loup Pivin; The Artist's Invention / Jean Loup Pivin; First Movements in the Belgian Congo / Jean-Luc Vellut and Sabine Cornelis; The 30s in Lagos, Nigeria / Sylvester Ogbechie; The Poto-Poto School, Congo / Joanna Grabski; The New Moderns of Ghana / Joseph Gazari Seini; The Oshogbo School, Nigeria / Sigrid Horsch-Albert; Modern Art at the Makerere University, Uganda / George Kyeyune; Two Schools in Zimbabwe / Yvone Vera; The Precursors of South Africa / Marylin Martin; The Daydream of a New Africa / Jean Loup Pivin; The Independence Movements: A Birth More Than a Rebirth / Elikia M'Bokolo; The First International Festival of Black Arts, Dakar, 1966 / Ousmane Sow Huchard; Cultural Policy in Senegal / Marie-Helene Boisdur de Toffol; The Black Caribbean School and the Vohou-Vohou Movement / Marie-Helene Boisdur de Toffol; Period of Structuring in Makerere, Uganda / George Kyeyune; Zaria Art Society and the Uli Movement, Nigeria / Sylvester Ogbechie; Continuity and Rupture in South Africa / Marylin Martin and Gavin Younge; Doubt Sets In ... / Jean Loup Pivin; A Chiaroscuro Look at 15 Years of Independence / Elikia M'Bokolo; Teaching the Arts and Academism / Joazinho Francisco Ayi d'Almeida; Burkina Faso: From Social Art to Private Initiatives / Blaise Patrix; Zaria, Nsukka and the Lagos, Nigeria Arts Festival / Sylvester Ogbechie; Upheaval in East Africa / George Kyeyune; Art Training in Kenya and Tanzania / Sunanda K. Sanyal; Ethiopia: The Fine Arts School and the Socialist Revolution / Konjit Seyoun; Kitsch and Political Manipulation in Angola / Adriano Mixingue; Painting and Liberation Movements in Mozambique / Thierry Payet; "Resistance Art" in South Africa / Sue Williamson; Tradition and the 20th Century / John Picton; The Illusion at Interbreeding / Joelle Busca; Art and Style / Simon Njami; Past-Apartheid South Africa / Marylin Martin; Migrations and Convergences / N'Gone Fall; A Chronology of African Art Events. Large 4to (33 cm.; 12.7 x 9.5 in.), cloth, d.j. First ed.

FALOLA, TOYIN and CHRISTIAN JENNINGS, eds.
Africanizing Knowledge: African Studies Across the Disciplines.
Piscataway (NJ): Transaction Publishers, 2002.
447 pp., index. 22 texts by contemporary scholars in history, literature, art, music, sociology. Includes: "African Art: New Genres and Transformational Philosophies" by Christopher Adejumo (pp.165-189). Includes: Clement-Marie Biazin, Jimoh Buraimoh, Ibou Diouf, Yusuf Grillo, El Loko, Kane Kwei, Aina Onabolu, Bruce Onobrakpeya, Ben Osawe, Twins Seven-Seven, Irein Wangboje, Musa Yola. A handful of others mentioned in passing. 8vo (8.8 x 6.1 in.).

HIGHET, JULIET.
Five Nigerian Artists.
September 14-October 2, 1965.
In: African arts. 2 (2), winter 1969:34-41, color illus. Feature article. Includes: Jimo Akolo, Erhabor Emokpae, Yusuf Grillo, Bruce Onobrakpeya and Ben Osawe.

IRELE, F. ABIOLA, BIODUN JEYIFO, et al, eds.
The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought.
.
Includes individual entries on: Romare Bearden (pp.142-6) by Imani Roach, et al. The potentially important article on "Contemporary African Art" by Oluwaytoyin Adepoju is so short as to be almost pointless (undoubtedly a decision by the editors), and contains unique spellings of several artists' names and a two-book bibliography. The fine article with useful bibliography on the "Haitian Renaissance" by Jean Jonassaint is not particularly concerned with the visual arts, focusing instead on literature with the names of five early Haitian painters plus Basquiat suddenly tossed into the last sentence. "Black Arts Movement" and "Caribbean Arts Movement."

KENNEDY, JEAN.
New Currents, Ancient Rivers: Contemporary African Artists in a Generation of Change.
Washington, DC: Smithsonian, 1991.
204 pp., approx. 175 b&w illus., 18 color plates, notes, extensive bibliog., index. Important survey with new material. Includes nearly 150 artists of sub-Saharan Africa, primarily from Nigeria, Senegal, Ethiopia, Sudan, Cote d'Ivoire, Zimbabwe, Togo, and South Africa. Unique publication. Among those most active in the U.S.: Kwabena Ampofo-Anti, Chike Aniakor, Skunder Boghossian, Acha Debela, Wosene Kosrof, Nii Ahene La Mettle-Nunoo, Bruce Onobrakpeya. Jean Kennedy's text on Oshogbo art mentions Jacob Afolabi, Rufus Ogundele, Adebisi Fabunmi, Muraina Oyelami, Jimoh Buraimoh, Twins Seven-Seven, Samuel Ojo, Ademola Onibonokuta, Tijani Mayakiri, Isaac Ojo Fajana, Yinka Adeyemi, Jinadu Oladepo, Gift Orakpo, and Middle Art. Other artists include Nigerians: Sunday Jack Akpan, Ben Enwonwu, Erhabor Ogieva Emokpae, Lamidi Fakeye, Agbo Folarin, Yusuf Grillo, Ovia Idah, Festus Idehen, Simon Okeke, Uche Okeke, Obiora Udechukwu, Musa Yola, Akan Edet Anamukot, Yemi Bisiri, Buraimoh Gbadamosi, Saka, Sangodare Gbadegesin, Asiru Olatunde, El Loko of Togo, Oku Ampofo, Vincent Akwete Kofi and Christian Lattier (Côte d'Ivoire); Omar Al Shabu (Liberia); and Momodou Ceesay (Gambia); artists of Senegal: filmaker Ousmane Sembene, Mbor Faye, Alpha W. Diallo, Mafaly Sene, lba Ndaiye, Papa lbra Tall, Souleye Keita, Bacary Dieme, Ansoumana Diedhiou, Boubacar Coulibaly, Abdoulaye Ndaiye, lbou Diouf, Amadou Dede Ly, Cherif Thiam, Modou Niang, Amadou Seck, Badara Camara, Samba Balde, Daouda Diouck, Ousmane Faye, Mohamadou Mbaye, Amadou Ba, Boubacar Goudiaby, Bocar Diong, Diatta Seck, Amadou Wade Sarr, Mamadou Gaye. Artists of Ethiopia: Filmmaker Haile Gerima, Gebre Kristos Desta, Skunder Boghossian, Abdel-Rahmam M. Sheriff, Tewodros Tsige Markos, Zerihun Yetmgeta, Andela Haile Selassie, Acha Debela, Tesfaye Tessema, Wosene Kosrof, Falaka Armide, Seleshi Feseha, Alemayehou Gabremedhin, Elisabeth Atnafu. Artists of South Africa: Sidney Kurnalo, Louis Maqhubela, Julian Motau, Mslaba Dumile Geelboi Mgxaji Feni, Eric Mbatha, John Muafangejo, Winston Saoli, Cyprian Shilakoe, Lucas Sithole, Vumikosi Zulu, Tito Zungu. Artists of Sudan: Ahmed Shibrain, Amir Nour, Mohammad Khalil, Ibrahim El Salahi, Musa Khalifa, Mohamed Omer Bushara, Salih Abdou Mashamoun, and Mohammed Abdulla. 4to, cloth, d.j. First ed.

LAGOS (Nigeria). Guaranty Trust Bank.
Living Masters: An Exhibition of the Works of Abayomi Barber, Bisi Fakeye, Bruce Onobrakpeya, David Dale, El Anatsui, Isiaka Osunde, Kolade Oshinowo, Muraina Oyelami, Yusuf Grillo.
February 23-March 9, 2007.
45 pp. exhib. cat., color illus., portraits of artists. Exhibition curated by Mydrim Gallery. 8vo (19 cm.), wraps.

LAGOS (Nigeria). National Gallery of Modern Art.
The Nucleus: A Catalogue of Works in the National Collection on the inception of the National Gallery of Modern Art (Lagos).
Lagos: Federal Department of Culture, 1981.
115 pp., color and b&w illus. Featured artists, among others: Tayo Adenaike, Simeon Agbetuyi, Bernard Aina, Thomas Airen, Ayo Ajayi, Michael Ajayi, Josy Ajiboye, Joshua Akande, Benson Ake, J. D. Akeredolu, Jimo Akolo, Chuka Amaefunah, Chike Aniakor, Chuks Anyanwu, Ben Aye, Abayomi Barber, Emmanuel Bojerenu, Jimoh Buraimoh, David Dale, Haig David-West, Anthony Efionayi, Uzo Egonu, Jerome Elaiho, Erhabor Emokpae, Ben Enwonwu, Bisi Fakeye, Yusuf Grillo, Felix Idubor, Paul Igboanugo, Dele Jegede, Anthony John-Kamen, Akinola Lasekan, Theresa Luck-Akinwale, Etso Ugbodaga Ngu, Amos Odion, Ade Odus, Gani Odutokun, Sunday Ogbebor, R. U. Ogiamien, Rufus Ogundele, Eke Okaybulu, Aina Onabolu, Josiah Onemu, Bruce Onobrakpeya, Francis Osague, Ben Osawe, Olajide Oshiga, Kolade Oshinowo, Evans Osuchukwu, Isiaka Osunde, Muraina Oyelami, Twins Seven-Seven, Obiora Udechukwu, Inyang Udo-Ema, S. Irein Wangboje, Henderson Yebusika, and Sina Yussuff.

LAGOS (Nigeria). National Theatre.
Reflections: an art exhibition of the Society of Nigerian artists.
1988.
32 pp. exhib. cat., illus. Included: Kunle Adeyemi, Bernard Aina, Olu Ajayi, Isola Akanda, Sidney Akaphiare, Yisa Folasele, Monday Akhidue, Mike Akisanmi, Sewhenu Akran, Joe Amenechi, Olu Amoda, Ugen Arawore, Olubunmi Babatunde, Raqib Bashorun, Nyong Bassey, Adeline Boyo, Emmanuel Briman, Ayo Elebute, Olabisi Fakeye, Adebayo Fashoyin, Yusuf Grillo, Aliyu Hassan, Omolara Ige, Ifeanyi Ikeh, Nse-Abasi Inyang, Seni Jawando, Dele Jegede, Stella Mordi, Joe Musa, Ufuoma Noserime, Anthony Ogunde, Olusola Ogunfuwa, Babatunde Ogunlaiye, Fidelis Ogunojemite, Susan Ogunojemite, Ossie Ogwo, Abiodun Oladewa, Abiodun Olaku, Tunde Olanipekun, Overinde Olotu, Mike Omoighe, Sonia Omoighe, Bruce Onobrakpeya, Olajide Oshiga, Kolade Oshinowo, Agboola Oshinowo, Felix Osiemi, Isiaka Osunde, Achojare Otavboruo, Idowu Otun, Kehinde Sanwo, Alexander Shyngle, Osezele Uwaya, Abdul Yusuff, Fabdul Yussuff, Oblong 4ro, wraps.

LONDON (UK). Commonwealth Institute.
Three One-man Exhibitions: Olayinka Burney-Nicol, Paintings, Prints; Yusuf Grillo, Paintings; Mwariko Omari, Sculpture.
1972.
Possibly exhib. brochure.

LONDON (UK). Picadilly Gallery.
Yusuf Grillo, Jimo Akolo: Two Nigerian Artists.
September 14-October 2, 1965.
Unpag. (4 pp.), illus. Exhib. brochure.

OKEKE, UCHE.
History of Modern Nigerian Art.
1979.
In: Nigeria magazine (Lagos) 128/129 (1979). Illus. Artists mentioned include: predecessor Aina Onabolu; contemporary artists Jacob Afolabi, Ayo Ajayi, Jimoh Buraimoh, S. A. O. Chukueggu, Felix Ekeada, Afi Ekong, Ben Enwonwu, Lamidi Fakeye, Yusuf Grillo, C. C. Ibeto, Ovia Idah, Festus Idehen, Felix Idubor, Akinola Lasekan, Uzo Ndubisi, Ogbonnaya Nwagbara, Demas Nwoko, E. Okechukwu Odita, Eke Okaybulu, Aina Onabolu, Simon Okeke, Uche Okeke, Bruce Onobrakpeya, Gift Orakpo, Oseloka Osadebe, Twins Seven-Seven, Obiora Udechukwu, Inyang Udo-Ema, J. O. Ugoji, A. P. Umana, and S. Irein Wangboje.

OKPEWHO, ISIDORE, CAROLE BOYCE DAVIES, Ali A. Mazrui, eds.
The African Diaspora: African origins and New World identities.
Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1999.
xxviii, 566 pp., illus., index of names. Over 40 visual artists mentioned in passing; only Basquiat is singled out for detailed and extensive individual consideration by Andrea Frohne. Selected texts, each with individual notes and bibliographies, including: "Cultural reconfigurations in the African Caribbean" by Maureen Warner-Lewis; "Modernity, memory, Martinique" by Richard Price; "Images of Africa and the Haiti revolution in American and Brazilian abolitionism" by Celia M. Azevedo; "The centrality of margins: art, gender, and African American creativity" by Sally Price; "Horned ancestral masks, Shakespearean actor boys, and Scotch-inspired set girls: social relations in nineteenth-century Jamaican Jonkonnu" by Sandra L. Richards; "From folklore to literature: the route from roots in the African world" by Oyekan Owomoyela; "Blackness as a process of creolization: the Afro-Esmeraldian Décimas (Ecuador)" by Jean Rahier; "Islam and the black diaspora: the impact of Islamigration" by Ali A. Mazrui; "The concept of modernity in contemporary African art" by Nkiru Nzegwu; "Habits of attention: persistence of Lan Ginée in Haiti" by LeGrace Benson; "Representing Jean-Michel Basquiat" by Andrea Frohne; "Optic black: implied texts and the colors of photography" by Charles Martin; "Caribbean cinema, or cinema in the Caribbean?" by Keith Q. Warner. 8vo (24 cm.), cloth.