Ọlọ́wẹ̀ of Isẹ̀

Ọlọ́wẹ̀ of Isẹ̀ developed a personal style emphasizing angular, dynamic figures with textured surfaces.  His artistic skill was recognized and valued by the Yoruba kings and wealthy families who employed him to carve pieces large and small.  Today, Western museums and collectors consider him to be the most important Yoruba artist of the 20th century.