JONATHAN KWEGYIR AGGREY


The youngest of eight siblings, was born in 1984. He received both his basic and senior education in Ashaiman. When he was about five years old he knew that he wanted to be an artist. His family and friends did not discourage his early efforts but rather visualized his potential and realized that he had to be an artist. He continued to study and work as a part-time roadside artist from 1995 to 2003. He moved to Accra to stay with his uncle Mr. Richard Acquaah-Harrision who is his inspirational mentor and later also study under a professional painter Mr. Enoch Yaw Mensah of Freehand Studio, with whom he studied. 

In his fifteen plus years of being an artist, Jonathan Aggrey specializes in Water Colour Painting and currently the Country head of International WaterColour Society (IWS Ghana Branch). His works are inspired by his instincts. As a renowned artist, he has participated in various art exhibitions around the World; the African Essence, Biodunamolayo Art Gallery, Lagos Nigeria 2014 ,1st Nanning China International WaterColour Exhibition (Song of Water) organized by Guangxi Arts University. Nanning China 2016, The World Thorough Art: International Water Colour Exhibition in Moscow (Russia), 2016, Fabriano InAcquarello WaterColour Exhibition. Italy 2014 and many more. He was awarded the National Winner of Dr Osagyefo Kwame Nkrumah African Genius Awards (Young Icons Category) 2014.

He has completed his Degree studies in Art Education (Bachelor of Arts) at the University of Education, Winneba, Ghana. Jonathan works as an Art educator/teacher, painter, sculptor and book Illustrator..


 

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