Olu Spencer (1956)
Olu Spencer enrolled at the Abayomi Barber School at the then Centre for Cultural Studies, University of Lagos, where he studied the art of Painting, Sculpture and Design and graduated in 1976.
Following the path of his teacher and mentor, (Barber), he joined the National Council for Arts and Culture and worked as designer, painter, sculptor and curator until he left government service in 2006. He has since become a highly reclusive studio artist.
Apart from imbibing both formalistic and realistic approach to painting as an inheritance from the Abayomi Barber School, Spencer has intensied his creative muses matched with abundant talent and skill to redene his art. To Spencer, forms are compulsory vehicles through which his themes are driven to a magical point of analysis. Treatment of form, thematic depth and philosophical embellishment of ideas are striking signatures of consistency and the hallmark of identity inherent in his art.