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Lynette Yiadom-Boakye

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye

Since the British-Ghanaian artist Lynette Yiadom-Boakye (b. 1977) completed her studies at the Royal Academy Schools in London in 2003, her reputation as a talented painter of fictional portraits (she…

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye

Almost all of Lynette Yiadom-Boakye’s sitters confront the viewer. The few that turn away, as in the oil-on-canvas Bird of Reason (2009), still read as portraits. Of course, “sitter” and “portraiture…

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