Larry Otoo, considered one of Ghana’s most celebrated painters, proudly identifies himself as a “contemporary traditionalist.”
Born in Accra, Ghana, in 1956, Larry draws inspiration from the everyday lives of ordinary Ghanaians for his artistic subject matter. Using oil and acrylic paints, he skillfully captures the vibrant rhythm and essence of daily existence.
Larry Otoo’s academic pursuits led him to obtain a Master’s Degree in African Art and Comparative Literature from the esteemed Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.
Larry’s artistic journey began in his childhood, where he discovered his passion for art. Even though he was scolded for using charcoal to draw on walls, his talent persevered. Over the years, he has held exhibitions across Africa, Europe, and the United States, showcasing the depth of his artistic vision.
The impact of Larry’s art extends beyond exhibition spaces. His captivating paintings grace notable locations, including Ghana’s presidential suite and Ghana’s chancery in Washington, D.C., exemplifying the recognition and appreciation his work has garnered.