Yigezu Bisrat’s Web Page
A webpage exclusively dedicated to the late Ethiopian artist, Yigezu Bisrat.For a start, here is a brief biographical note taken from the site.
Yigezu Bisrat, an imminent Ethiopian artist, was born in Addis Ababa to Alemre Bisrat Habte Maryam and Woizero Sahle Maryam in 1926.He was one of the first graduates of Kine Tibeb School (School of fine arts) in 1946 and was apprentice to Ato Abebe Giorgis and Ato Agenehu Engeda. He was married to Weyzeirt Fetlework Hailemariam and had a daughter before his wife’s untimely death.
Ato Yigezu had an illustrious career as a painter, calligrapher, author and educator. He was a pioneer in the adaptations and development of the Ethiopian alphabet to fit the needs of the modern times. Ato Yigezu’s talents were frequently called upon by His Imperial Majesty Haile Sellasie I for diplomas, certificates and other awards that were presented to Ethiopian nationals of achievement as well as foreign dignitaries.
Ato Yigezu, as well as being an artist and instructor at Addis Ababa University School of fine arts, also worked in the ministry of education. Yigezu Bisrat died in Addis Ababa in 1979.
On this beautifully designed page you could find the artist’s calligraphy, paintings, certificates and photo gallery.
Find the web page here.