Art Auction East Africa 2022 Lot 41 Francis Imanjama

Francis Imanjama (Tanzanian, born 1959)
Birds, 1994
Signed ‘Francis Imangama’ (lower right)
Etching, edition 53/75
39.3 x 29.9 cm
Ksh 55,000 – 80,000
(US$) 400 – 600
Provenance: Private collection
Sold Ksh 234,800

Born in Zanzibar, Imanjama took a painting course at the Goethe Institut in Stone Town in 1975. Encouraged by this experience and realising he wanted to be an artist, he later joined the Dar es Salaam Art and Craft Centre. In 1982, he studied various printmaking techniques including etching and went on develop these skills during various summer Academy programmes in Salzburg, Austria from 1986 – 1996.

Considered a master printmaker alongside the late Robino Ntila, he has exhibited his work in Austria, Germany and of course Tanzania with a major exhibition at the National Museum of Dar es Salaam.