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Born in Oshogbo in 1943, Chief Jimoh Buraimoh is one of the influential artists that emerged from the 1964 Oshogbo workshop conducted by Ulli and Georgina Beier. The German culture expert and his artist wife, Georgina, organized an informal art school for interested participants. There vision was to inspire young people to create authentic African works devoid of western influence.

Buraimoh exhibited special talent and versatility after the series of workshops in the 1960s. He proceeded to Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1975 for a one year certificate course in art. In 1976, he was sponsored by the Goethe Institut, Lagos to study art at the Universities of Munich and Berlin respectively.

Chief Jimoh Buraimoh has enjoyed international acclaim and global fame as the pioneer bead painter and an excellent mosaicist. He is one of the most successful artists of the Oshogbo experiment having developed a unique style that echoes both his informal and academic training.

Over the years of practice, he has won laurels and several awards both in and out of Nigeria.