Geoffrey Mukasa was born in 1954 in Mulago, in the center of Kampala, the capital of Uganda to one of Uganda’s most prominent doctors. He grew up at in the palace of Kabaka, who at the time was the regional King of Buganda. Many people expected Mukasa to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a doctor. The murder of his father during Idi Amin’s coup brought drastic changes to his life, including leaving Uganda and studying art. He studied for a short while in Kenya before deciding to go to India.
He studied at Lucknow University from 1978 and graduated with a degree in Fine Arts from Lucknow University, India in 1984. India greatly inspired Mukasa, exposing himself to European and Indian aesthetic values. He threw himself into his work with vigor, focusing mainly on human relationships with the environment, interactions between humans and every day living.
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