Cutting Wood

Artist

Sam Joseph Ntiro

Catalogue
95
Material

Oil on Canvas

Dimensions

50.7x 50.8cm

Date

Acquired 1967

About the artwork

The painting depicts seven men, in the process of cutting wood, with their arms raised about their heads, holding axes. In the foreground are cut logs, lying criss-crossed on the ground. The men wear brightly coloured clothing which contrasts with the dark forest.

About the artist

Sam Joseph Ntiro (born Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, 1923 1993) studied at Makere University and the Slade School of Art. His work has been exhibited internationally, and his work is held in a number of public collections. He has held a number of important public and teaching appointments including Lecturer and Head of Department, Makere University; High Commissioner for Tanzania, London; Commissioner for Culture, Tanzania; Resident Artist and Associate Professor in Art, University of Dar es Salaam.