Loyola University Chicago

Loyola University Museum of Art

Painting Ethiopia: The Life and Work of Qes Adamu Tesfaw


September 1 November 4, 2007

This exhibition featured 36 paintings portraying the richness of both religious and secular life in Ethiopia, along with scenes from important historical events that have shaped the country’s identity. Qes Adamu’s style is infused with a sense of humor that informs the self-awareness of his art.

Image: Qes Adamu Tesfaw, Saint Gigar Slapping King Herod, c. 1990, paint on cloth, 79 x 175 cm. Collection of Michigan State University Museum, 7557.42.