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Benjamin Oppong-Danquah
Artist Benjamin Oppong-Danquah (second from left) with the Asantehene (King of the Ashanti’s, centre light suit, the Honourable Alan Kyeremanteng, Ghana Minister of Trade (second from right), and Isaac Osei, Former Ambassador to the United Kingdom (striped Smock). At left is the Director of Expo Africa.

Artists Profile: Benjamin Oppong-Danquah

BENJAMIN OPPONG-DANQUAH was born in Accra, Ghana in 1967. He studied art at the University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana and is now a full-time artist producing collages, paintings, portraits, and corporate designs.

Whilst carrying out his national service in Ghana, Ben taught Graphic Design and Print Making to colleagues and other service men. This experience led to further teaching posts in schools and he has recently worked with Watford Educational Department and with schools in the London Borough of Lewisham conducting painting and collage workshops.

He recently participated in an art project called "THE DREAM LANDINGS," a fifteen-artist exhibition' organised by exhibition coordinator and curator Jolanta Jagiello for artists who use the history of their ancestors or friends who migrated to Britain as the basis of their works.

Oppong-Danquah is a member of the Watford area art forum and of the Midland Textile Design Forum. He is also a book illustrator and has designed book covers, most recently for the Afro/Caribbean Association (Elders project).

Oppong-Danquah has exhibited in Ghana, the UK, Thailand, Hong Kong, United States of America and Canada.

Please click here to see our Benjamin Oppong-Danquah Gallery.