Victoria Scott photographs, EEPA 1984-0003, 1969-1979

Summary
Collection ID:
EEPA.1984-0003
Creators:
Scott, Victoria, 1943-
Dates:
1969-1979
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
580 slides (photographs)
1 volume
color
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
Photographs taken by Victoria Scott from 1969 to 1979 in Nigeria to document Nigerian art, in particular works at the Oshogbo school, while teaching and working as a visual artist at the Jebba Technical College. Photographs are of artists and their works. Scott used the images in her courses on Nigerian art at the college. The photographs document drawings, graphic prints, paintings and textiles of the Oshogbo school of artists. There are photographic reproductions of the following works: Elephant by Nike; Elmina Castle by Kwe Ade Odus; Free Yourself and See Yourself by Twins Seven-Seven; Mamiwata VoyiboII by Bruce Onobrakpeya; Obatala and his Wife by Joseph Olu-Billy; Ogun, God of Iron by Sam Babarinsa; Reindeer by Jimoh Buraimoh; The Secret Life of the Twins of Nigeria by Asiru Olatunde; and Yam Festival Masquerade by Adebisi Fabunmui. Also included within the collection are images of artists at work and the town in which they live. People portrayed include artist Adebisi Fabunmi; a blacksmith at work in Kaduna, Nigeria; and potters in Gahana. Images of the towns include a market in Abeokuta, Nigeria; a Portuguese fort in Cape Coast, Ghana and an Osun (deity) shrine in Oshogbo.

Arrangement note
Arrangement note
Images indexed by negative number.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Victoria Scott, b.1943, artist and teacher, received a B.A. in art history from Smith College in 1965 and studies with Frank Willet and Robert Plant Armstrong.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Use
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. For terms of use, contact Archives staff at elisofonarchives@si.edu.
Conditions Governing Access note
Access by appointment only. To make a research appointment, contact Archives staff at elisofonarchives@si.edu.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Donated by Victoria Scott, 1984.

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Repository Contact
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
National Museum of African Art
P.O. Box 37012
MRC 708
Washington, DC 20013-7012
elisofonarchives@si.edu