Albert Lubaki

1895-1954 (Congo)

Albert Lubaki was a storyteller and muralist, encouraged by a local Belgian official to create watercolours on paper. Along with his wife, Antoinette, he produced intimate images of village life and the arrival of the colonials. Lubaki’s paintings failed to cause a stir when they were exhibited in Brussels, Paris and Geneva - until they were shown to an extremely enthusiastic Jean Dubuffet by Eugene Pittard at the Museum of Ethnography.