Rosemary Karuga: The masterful artist you’ve never heard about

Rosemary Karuga with one of her art works. Left: One of her paintings that was on display last week at the Red Hill Art Gallery in Limuru. PHOTO| MARGARETTA WA GACHERU

What you need to know:

  • At Makerere, she had specialised in sculpture but once she got married and returned to Kenya, there were no funds for a kiln so her art had to go on hold.
  • Then by the time she was ready to get back to work, she still lacked the funds to buy the art materials she required.

Rosemary Karuga is nearly 90 years old. But Kenya’s most senior woman artist is still going strong.


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