Art Auction East Africa 2022 Lot 24 Wanyu Brush

Wanyu Brush (Kenyan, born 1947)
Saving the Environment, 2001
Signed ‘W.BRUSH’ (lower right). ‘WBrush’ (verso)
Mixed media on canvas
141 x 96.5 cm
Ksh 300,000 – 500,000
(US$) 2,600 – 4,350
Provenance: from the artist’s private collection

One of Kenya’s most celebrated painters, Wanyu Brush became a widely exhibited and collected artist in the 1980s and 1990s, both locally and internationally. Brush co-founded the Ngecha Art Group with fellow artists including Sane Wadu and was part of Ruth Schaffner’s stable of artists at Gallery Watatu.

This painting recently returned from many years in the USA and has not been seen for over 20 years.