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Oliver Enwonwu is the son of the late Nigerian painter and sculptor Ben Enwonwu. Unlike his father, Oliver did not go on to study art at first but rather chose to delve into the sciences and obtained a degree from the University of Lagos in Biochemistry, a post graduate diploma in applied Geophysics and a masters in Art History. However, whilst growing up, Oliver was encouraged by his father to explore his artistic side through drawing and painting.

Oliver Enwonwu is the son of the late Nigerian painter and sculptor Ben Enwonwu. Unlike his father, Oliver did not go on to study art at first but rather chose to delve into the sciences and obtained a degree from the University of Lagos in Biochemistry, a post graduate diploma in applied Geophysics and a masters in Art History. However, whilst growing up, Oliver was encouraged by his father to explore his artistic side through drawing and painting.

TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE: BEN ENWONWU: THE IGBO`S PAN-AFRICANIST SCULPTOR, PAINTER AND AFRICA`S GREATEST ARTIST

TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE: BEN ENWONWU: THE IGBO`S PAN-AFRICANIST SCULPTOR, PAINTER AND AFRICA`S GREATEST ARTIST

Ben Enwonwu masterpiece sets world record at Bonhams' Africa Now: Modern Africa Sale  // Ben Enwonwu's Anywanwu sold for £353,000. © Bonhams.

Ben Enwonwu masterpiece sets world record at Bonhams' Africa Now: Modern Africa Sale // Ben Enwonwu's Anywanwu sold for £353,000. © Bonhams.

In 1956, BEN ENWONWU was commissioned to sculpt a bronze portrait of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. Artist and HRH viewing the final sculptural work.

In 1956, BEN ENWONWU was commissioned to sculpt a bronze portrait of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. Artist and HRH viewing the final sculptural work.

Ben Enwonwu The Durbar of Eid ul Fitr Kano Nigeria broke the artist’s previous best by selling for £193250. Bonhams Smashes Records for Ben Enwonwu, One of Africa’s Leading Artists

Ben Enwonwu The Durbar of Eid ul Fitr Kano Nigeria broke the artist’s previous best by selling for £193250. Bonhams Smashes Records for Ben Enwonwu, One of Africa’s Leading Artists

Sango Bronze by BEN ENWONWU: 1964

Sango Bronze by BEN ENWONWU: 1964

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