Kizito Maria Kasule (Ugandan, born 1967)
Sailing Boats, 1999
Signed ‘Kizito.M.Kasule.Uganda 1999’ (lower right)
Oil on canvas
68.7 x 67.2 cm
Sold Ksh 281,760
Provenance: private collection
When civil war broke out in northern Uganda in 1987, the young Kizito Maria Kasule fled the country, escaping narrowly with his life. Years later he returned to Kampala and attended the Margaret Trowell School of Industrial and Fine Art, graduating in 1992. In 2003, Kasule completed his PhD in Art History from Makerere University and was awarded a three-year scholarship to study at the Burren College of Art in Ireland.
Kasule’s contribution to art education in Uganda has been enormous. As well as lecturing for years at MTSIFA (and where he is currently positioned as the Dean of Fine Arts), Kasule founded a school for higher arts education in 2006, called the Nagenda International Academy of Art and Design. In 2013 he completed an artist residency at the Slade School of Fine Art, London.
Kasule’s paintings have been exhibited in the USA, Norway, Denmark, Ireland, Kenya, Namibia and Uganda.