Jean Serge Essous (1935-2009)

Jean Serge Essous, UNESCO Artist for Peace

Born in 1930, Paul Ahyi strove to increase the world’s knowledge and appreciation of African culture, convinced that cultural diversity was a key to dialogue between peoples. His works, recognized not only on the African continent but throughout the world, were shown in West Africa, New York, the United Nations, Paris, the Republic of Korea, China, Canada, Italy and Japan. In recognition of the contribution he made through his art to UNESCO’s ideals, he was designated as UNESCO Artist for Peace on 10 September 2009.

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