Emmanuel Adiamah Ghana, b. 1957


Emmanuel Adiamah was born in Ghana in 1957, the year of the country’s independence. He is a post-war contemporary artist whose work has, through the years, gained local and international recognition. He studied at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, and graduated in 1985. He then taught art till 1993 in Takoradi after which he returned to Kumasi for a Master’s degree in Art Education between 1993 and 1996. Although he’s currently not actively teaching, he regularly organises talks in his studio for students from Senior high school to the Tertiary at the College or University level. Adiamah currently lives and works in Accra, Ghana.


His art has been exhibited in major museums around the world, and can be found in some of the most prestigious public and private collections worldwide. Still Hoping (2000), Our Way of Life (2000), Negotiation (2001) and Divided Attention are just a few of Emmanuel’s artworks that have been offered at major auction houses and galleries around the world, with  realized prices depending on the size and medium of the artwork. Divided Attention, sold at Bonhams New Bond Street in 2018.