Visual Art Paper 1 ,May/June 2013  
Questions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Main
General Comments


Write notes on Solomon Wangboje under the following:

(a) training;

(b) area of specialization;

(c) general contribution to the development of art.



This is another question that attracted most of the candidates and most of these candidates responded to the question appropriately. However, some candidates failed to give the required points and consequently, these candidates could not earn the obtainable marks. Candidates should have highlighted some of the following:

(a) Training - he attended Edo College, Benin City for his secondary education.
- he trained at the former College of Arts, Science and Technology, Zaria where he obtained a Diploma in Fine Arts in 1959.
- he obtained a Master of Arts (MFA) degree from the Crankbrook Academy of Fine Arts, Michigan, USA, in 1963.
- He obtained a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Art Education from State University, New York in 1968 through the African Graduate Fellowship program.

(b) Specialization
- Graphic design
- Painting
- Printmaking
- Art Education

(c) Contributions to the development of art - he was art supervisor of the Nigerian Television Service, Lagos.
- he was a part-time art teacher at the Yaba College of Technology, Lagos.
- he was the founder and coordinator of the Ori-Olokun Art Workshop at the University of Ife, where many young artists were trained in studio art.
- he taught art at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, where he rose to the rank of a Professor.
- he was the Head of Fine Arts Department at A.B.U. Zaria.
- he was a lecturer at the University of Benin, where he made remarkable impact and introduced rare courses such as metal design.
- he encouraged a forum called Television Art Workshop for Children for teaching the young ones some simple concepts of visual arts
. - he wrote books on art for junior secondary schools.
- he was an active member and one time president of the Society of Nigerian Artists.
- he was a prominent member of the International Society for Education through Art. (INSEA).
- he held several exhibitions, both in Nigeria and abroad.

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