ABOUT KOFI TYUS

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Kofi Tyus is an artist renowned for his ability to unite communities through creating uplifting and inspirational artwork. For over 50 years, Kofi Tyus Artwork has inspired communities by portraying beautiful, vibrant and positive images of the Black community. Kofi Tyus has received international acclaim for his artwork and illustrations.

 

Since graduating from Howard University in 1968, Kofi Tyus has illustrated over 1,000 pieces of original artwork for numerous books, calendars, magazine illustrations, newspaper editorials and posters.

 

Since 1971, his work has been featured on more than 300 very popular greeting cards, which have become vital tools in enhancing communication among Black people by projecting positive images and expressing messages of substance.

Kofi Tyus has created Mosaic Tile, Acrylic Paintings, Watercolor Paintings and Etchings inspired by several trips to Africa. 

In 1972 he was commissioned by the Government of the Republic of Kenya to create a painting, entitled "In the Shadow of Mount Kenya," which is currently on display in the Kenyan Embassy in Washington, D.C.

In 1982, he painted Nana Yao Opare Dinizulu, the Omanhene and Okomfohene of the Akans in America.

 

In 1983, he was commissioned to paint the portrait of Nana Sarpong, The Agogohene of Asante, which is currently on display in his palace in Agogo, Ghana.

 

And in 1984, Kofi commemorated the visit of Nana Opuku Ware II with a portrait that is now on display in his palace in Kumasi, Ghana. 

 

Kofi Tyus Artwork is an example of how art can be a powerful vehicle for inspiring people from all walks of life.