PROF. GEORGE WILLIAM KYEYUNE

Prof. George William Kyeyune is a Ugandan visual artist and professor at Makerere University-Kampala, Uganda. He lectures in Scupture and History of African Art at College of Engineering Design And Technology, Makerere University. He is essentially a skilled expressionist and prolific painter and sculptor, born (1962) and raised in Masaka District of Central Uganda. He started depiciting signs of an artist at an early age drawing pictures using the ground as his canvas. He draws his inspiration from the socio-economic, religious, environmental and political aspects of peoples' day to day life in both urban and rural settings.

Prof. Kyeyune graduated with an honours degree in Bachelor of Fine Art at Margaret Trowell School of Industrial and Fine Arts in 1985. He later obtained a Master's degree in Fine Art with a specialty in sculpture at Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, India. He holds a PHD in Art History which he acquired at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London in 1999.  

He has participated in several group and solo exhibitions over the years including the The Kampala I will always come back to, (2011), En route from Mbale, (1983) among others. His work has been widely collected both privately and publically

He was part of the team that constructed the Heroes monument at Kabamba military site in Western Uganda and the CHOGM stride project, 2007. He led the construction of tte pope's monument at Namugongo Uganda Matyrs Shrine upon his visit in Uganda. He has also sculptured several works along the streets of Kampala.  

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