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Ato Delaquis

(b. 1945) Born in Cape Coast in 1945, Ato Delaquis is one of Ghana’s foremost artist. He was one of the leading figures of the Ghanaian Renaissance and is known for his iconic paintings of horsemen, landscapes, as well as abstract works. As a prolific draughtsman, he has worked in a wide variety of media including prints, watercolor, and etchings. He earned a Certificat de fin d’Etudes from Ecole ABC de Paris (1964), received his Bachelors Degree in Art from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana (1971), and completed his Masters in Fine Art from the Tyler School of Art, Temple University, U.S.A. (1975). He was awarded the Bronze Medal for the International Graphic Art Exhibition in Leipzig, Warsaw (1966); the National Art Exhibitions Award in Ghana (1968 & 1970); and the Entertainment Critics and Reviewers Association of Ghana (ECRAG) Award for outstanding contribution to the development of African Culture in the field of Painting (1988); among others. Ato Delaquis has exhibited widely and his works are in private collections in Africa, Europe, the Americas, and Australia.

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