Dele Jegede

Born Apr 19, 1945

Dele Jegede is a Nigerian-American painter, art historian, cartoonist, curator, art critic, art administrator, and teacher. Jegede was a Senior Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. He taught at Spelman College, Atlanta as Visiting Fulbright Scholar, when he curated the exhibition, Art By Metamorphosis. Listed in Kelly and Stanley's "Nigerian Artists: A Who's Who & Bibliography," Jegede was Professor and Chair of the Department of Art, Indiana State University, Terre Haute and Professor of Art at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He retired as Professor Emeritus in May 2015.
Jegede is recipient of the Distinguished Africanist Award of the University of Texas.
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