The oldest Tinga Tinga paintings
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REQUEST FOR HELP: If you have any painting of Edward Saidi Tingatinga or his students Ajaba. Adeusi, Linda or Tedo, please send us the image in order to complete the gallery of the most important Tinga Tinga paintings
EDWARD SAIDI TINGATINGA: Tinga Tinga art style was initiated by single man in Tanzania - Edward Saidi Tingatinga. His carrier was short, only four years. He could have painted few hundreds of paintings between 1968 and 1972. Although many fakes flood the market, it is relatively easy to distinguish the originals from fakes. One of the reasons is that the originals were painted only about 45 years ago and the contemporaries of E.S.Tingatinga are still alive - it could be the buyers, collectors or even relatives of Tingatinga.
THE STUDENTS: Tingatinga had also very few students. However not all of them were creative artists. Some of them helped his teacher with selling the paintings and other daily activities and their artistic endeavors were limited. Their paintings are nonetheless very important because they were so few and soon after Tingatinga's death, they quitted the carrier. It was harder and harder to compete with new painters/relatives who flooded from Tingatinga's village to Dar es Salaam . They were 6 students. 2 of them - Simon Mpata and Omari Amonde - are well known. Therefore we present here the remaining 4 students whose art work is extremely rare and until now undocumented.
Edward Saidi TINGATINGA
AJABA Abdallah Mtalia
Kaspar Henrik TEDO