Romano Lutwama (Ugandan, birth date unknown – 2004)
Mother and Son, 1991
Signed ‘R N LUTWAMA’ (lower right)
Acrylic on hardboard
61.5 x 42 cm
Sold Ksh 328,720
Provenance: private collection of Klaus Betz
Romano Lutwama’s formally experimental paintings are an important part of Ugandan avant-garde art. Lutwama painted closely alongside Fabian Mpagi and Eli Kyeyune. Known as the ‘three musketeers’, the groups shared attitudes to painting were opposed by the fine arts academia of the time but the three have now come to be recognised as some of Uganda’s master painters.
Lutwama’s work, known for its exploration of colour relationships and tonal dynamic, has been exhibited throughout East Africa, and in France, Germany, Switzerland and Belgium.