Afewerk Tekle was one of Ethiopia’s most celebrated artists, particularly known for his paintings on African and Christian themes as well as his stained glass. Born in Ankober, in Shewa Province, to Feleketch Yamatawork and Tekle Mamo, Afewerk grew up under the Italian occupation during the Second World War.
Born: October 22, 1932, Ankober
Died: April 10, 2012, Addis Ababa
Artworks: Mother Ethiopia, Maskal Flower, African Heritage, MORE
Education: University of London
Parents: Tekle Mamo, Feleketch Yamatawork
Known for: Painting, Sculpture