Ethiopia’s Legendary Painter Lemma Guya laid to Rest in Bishoftu

ADDIS ABEBA – The late Laureate Lemma Guya, one of Ethiopia’s finest painters, has laid to rest in Bishoftu Town, his home town, on Thursday.

Family members, fans of his works and high ranking officials have said their final goodbys in an event held Bishoftu Stadium.



The legendary painter passed away at age of 92 at his hometown Bishoftu on Monday October 26, 2020.

Lemma Guyya received an honorary degree from Jimma University in 2015 for his classic works painted mainly goat skin and other artistic contributions to the country.

Artist Laureate Lemma is survived by three daughters and two sons.

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