Nigerian Artist Who Painted the HM Queen Elizabeth II Featured in Bonhams "Africa Now" Sale

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LONDON.- A painting by Chinwe Chukwuogo-Roy M.B.E. – the female Nigerian artist who produced a portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II recently – will feature in Bonhams next `Africa Now’ sale in London on 16th March 2011. One of Nigeria’s rising stars she received worldwide recognition for painting the official Golden Jubilee portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Head of The Commonwealth and for her work with a number of prominent personalities. In June 2009, Chinwe was awarded the MBE for services to art in the Queen’s birthday honours list. In 2003 Chinwe addressed the European Council Committee in Paris on Contemporary African Art and Artists, and later that year was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters by the University of East Anglia. Chinwe’s work appeared on the national postage stamps of seven countries during 2006. Chinwe has exhibited widely in recent years ‘Ancestral Footsteps&#14