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Mandu Mmtambwe Adeusi was one of the first generation of the Tinga Tinga workshop of painters. Adeusi was a member of the Makonde people. In 1971 he moved to Dar es Salaam where he trained under Edward Saidi Tingatinga. Adeusi met Tingatinga through his wife who was also Makonde. Many of the first generation of Tinga Tinga painters were relatives or close friends of the style’s founder. Tinga Tinga paintings typically depict folk tales and use graphic patterns, solid colour backgrounds and inexpensive materials. The Tinga Tinga workshop developed after the unexpected death of Edward Saidi Tingatinga in 1972. His followers gathered together and continue to develop and promote his signature style. Tinga Tinga remains ones of Tanzania’s most popular art forms.

The Argyll Collection





after 1968


oil on board


H 61 x W 61 cm

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