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Tanzanian artist Julius Njau was born in 1961 Marangu, Moshi in Tanzania. He attended attended the Primary School Kilimanja, In 1972, a serious fracture of the leg causing him to spend two years in hospital where he began to paint and his career as an artist commenced. Julius was encouraged by a Finnish radiology specialist who supplied him with material and purchased his works. She also organized his first exhibition in Finland in 1983. The first works of Njau are very representative, inspired by the nature and the traditional reasons of his country. In 1984 his technique changed and his style transformed. Julius Njau paintings are characterised by the interaction of primary colors and the mixture of forms. Julius Njau's artworks works are part of the collection of Osaka Prefecture and Toyama Museum of Modern Art in Japan. They are also in the Frankfurt Museum of Ethnology (fur Volkerkunde), in the ZAK Gallery (Zeitgenossische afrikanische Kunst), Furth in Germany, in the Amos Anderson Helsinki Gallery, Finland, and in the 5th British Museum in England. In 2002, Julius Njau received a Nagoya City Hall Award and in 2003 the Grand Prize at the Toyama Prefecture International Competition at the "Sukiyaki Encounter the World" Poster Design Festival. Julius Njau is a founding member and the President of the Marafiki group.

Julius Njau

Dance on the Landscape

  • 2008
  • Dimensions: 50" x 100"
  • Fine Art Category: paintings
  • Medium: Other
  • Origin: Tanzania
  • Price: $8,000.00 USD


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