African People Painting Collection

Our African people painting collection celebrates the wealth of diversity of the continent's peoples.

From the rulers and the ruled, traditional and modern, the warriors and the peacekeepers.

Obviously, these are not discrete categories and the monarchs and warriors may also show up as tribal peoples.

Want more specificity?

Here are the categories you can expect to find.

African Royalty

Africa has two sets of monarchies: sovereign, and sub-national monarchies. 

The sovereign monarchies are Lesotho, Morocco, and Eswatini which is the world's only absolute monarchy...

In simple terms, this means there are constitutional restraints to the Eswatini King's powers.

In our royal collection, kings, queens, princes and princesses of Africa's monarchical societies are subjects, for a change :). 

But they are still regal and exude power and authority. All of them.

African Warriors

Several African warriors are portrayed in folklore for putting a spirited fight against colonialists, and for resisting slave trade. 

These warriors who are steeped in history include Shaka the King of the Zulu, Samori Toure, Sonni Ali and Kinjikitile Ngwale who was the leader of the Maji Maji rebellion.

Others are Mtyela Kasanda—the Nyamwezi warlord nicknamed Mirambo—and his contemporary Nyungu ya Mawe.

While you may chance upon the artists' impressions of these warriors of yesteryear...

It's a lot easier acquire paintings of present-day male warriors and female warriors.

These are invariably resplendent in their battle regalia. 

These paper or canvas paintings make for beautiful wall art or unique gifts for lovers of African art and are a must-have.

And for maximum effect, consider pairing up a male and female warrior set in your African people painting collection.

African Mother And Baby Paintings

Closeups of mother with baby strapped to the back tell the story of the disproportionate gender-based division of labor that pertains in Africa.

Women have to collect water and firewood, prepare food and cook it, do the laundry and also babysit so they are excellent at multitasking. 

So you'll often see then pounding yam, cassava, millet or groundnuts, cooking or carrying a 20-liter (5.3 gallon) jerrycan of water on head with baby on back.

African Tribal Peoples

The culture of Africa's tribal peoples—like their counterparts around the world—is fast disappearing with the relentless onslaught of globalization.

Africa's iconic tribes include the Maasai, Samburu, Karamojong, Himba, Hadzabe, Hamar, Karo, Yoruba and the San People.

Our tribal art consisting of couples, men, women, girls and boys, with many of the single-subject pieces each focusing on the face and the rest of the upper body (portraits).

This then zooms in on the headdress, earpieces, facial tribal markings and ornaments which serve the dual role of clan identification and beautification, and the very ornate neck beadwork.

Given the rapid erosion of this tribal culture, it's definitely a good idea to get your tribal people art while you still can.

African People Painting Range of Ordinary Folks

Besides the royalty, warriors and other tribal peoples, paintings of  ordinary folks like me captured (actually liberated)...

Dancing, carrying out a raft of cultural activities, or in a mundane market scene also continue to pique the interest of art collectors.