Bruce Onobrakpeya is a prestigious artist from Delta State, Nigeria. He earned a Diploma of Fine Arts and a Teaching Certificate from the Nigerian College of Arts, Science and Technology. He was born in 1931. Onobrakpeya's art have seen some success throughout the years, having pieces shown at the Venice Biennale in 1990, the Tate Modern in London, the National Museum of African Art of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C., The Malmö Konsthall in Malmö, Sweden, and the National Gallery of Modern Art, Lagos. In 2006, Onobrakpeya received the UNESCO Living Human Treasures Award.