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Sam Joseph Ntiro

Born, 1923 in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. Died, 1993

From the catalogue Commonwealth Artists of Fame 1952 - 1977 (Commonwealth Art Gallery, London, 1 June - 3 July 1977): “Born at Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, where he was educated before studying at Makerere University and at the Slade School of Fine Art, London. His work has been widely exhibited in one-man showings in London, New York, Stockholm, Berlin, Kampala, Nairobi and in Dar es Salaam and in participation with other East African artists in New York, Moscow, London, Nairobi, Kampala and Dar es Salaam. He has carried out large scale mural decorations in Northcote Hall, Makerere, at Kakindo Church, Western Uganda, at Kariakoo Market Corporation, Dar es Salaam, at the Arusha Declaration Monument and in the Institute Finance Development building, Dar es Salaam. A number of public collections in New York and the Commonwealth Institute in London own examples of his work.

Sam Ntiro has held important public and teaching appointments: Lecturer and Head of Department, Makerere University, 1949 - 61; High Commissioner for Tanzania, London, 1961 - 64; Commissioner for Culture, Tanzania, 1967 - 73; Resident Artist and now Associate Professor in Art, University of Dar es Salaam. He is also active as a member of various art socieities and councils. His published writings include The Role of Musems in the Social and Economic Life in Tanzania, 1976, UNESCO.”

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