One of Nigeria’s leading fine artist and professor of Visual Arts, Professor Yusuf Grillo passed away today 23 August 2021. GISTMASTER gathered that Grillo died after a brief illness at the Gbagada General Hostipal. He was born in December 1934 in Lagos. His studio is based in Ogunlowo street in Ikeja. Grillo is a master of his craft. History will remember him as the artist in charge of stain glass drawings in churches such as Dominic Catholic Church and All Saints Anglican Church,Yaba.
He was the Head of Fine Arts Department,Yaba College of Technology for about twenty five years.
The death of Professor Grillo was confirmed by Otunba Babatunde Grillo on behalf of the family.