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Artist Toyin Ojih Odutola on connecting through portraiture

Clip: 09/19/2019 | 3m 11s

Toyin Ojih Odutola was born in Nigeria but moved to the U.S. as a child. When her classmates hesitated to interact with her “otherness,” Toyin turned to drawing as an alternate world in which to immerse herself. She found that portraiture in particular enabled her to build characters with whom she identified. Ojih Odutola shares her brief but spectacular take on drawing from a vivid imagination.

Aired: 09/19/19

Rating: NR

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