Kofi Nduro Donkor was born on the 14th January 1964 in Tarkwa, the Western Region of Ghana. He attended Ghanatta College of Art where he obtained part of his classical training. He was however, forced to drop out in his third year due to financial constraint. In order to support himself and realize his dream of becoming an artist, Kofi sold newspapers on the busy streets of Accra. He bought much needed materials such as paints, brushes and books to train himself.
After years of sheer dedication and unfading dreams, Kofi emerged to become one of Ghana’s top selling artists. His gentle and quiet disposition belles a romantic who happens to be a forceful champion of the grace and beauty of the African woman as well as the African people’s love for music, art, social gatherings and tradition.
Kofi creates from sober recollection and imagination. He sees himself essentially as traditionalist who is deeply steeped in the lore of African art. His themes are picked from African forms such as symbols, womanhood and landscapes. The result of this soul searching is apparent in the vibrant movement on canvas or paper. His lust for perfection can be detected through the combination of brush strokes, knife application and finger brushes on virgin canvas as he applies the medium that took his fancy.
Kofi has had numerous art exhibitions hosted for him in his home country Ghana as well as in Europe and America. His works are widely collected. Your office or home takes on a delightfully special ambience when one of his paintings hangs on a wall.