Legendary artist, Yusuf Grillo, dies at 87

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Legendary artist, Yusuf Grillo, dies at 87

One of the leading artists to come out of Nigeria, Yusuf Grillo, is dead. He died in the early hours of today, Monday. He was born in 1934.

One of his children, Mrs Adeyemi, confirmed Grillo’s passing to Vanguard.

She told Vanguard in a brief telephone chat, “Yes, my father is dead. He died this morning.

The late Grillo, a contemporary of Bruce Onobrakpeya, was a Zaria Art Society comrade.

His works are known for the use of colour blue and natural settings.

Source: Vanguard News