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Betty Kandé didn’t study at a Fine Arts School, instead she studied Law and International Trade in Lille. It was when she arrived in France that she started drawing because there was a painting workshop not far from the Lille II law faculty.

It was important for her to learn the fundamentals of Art before she could do what she really wanted. She has since lived in many countries: Ivory Coast, South Africa, the United States and Senegal but she has always attended workshops to acquire new techniques.

Her works show the beauty, the strength, the pride or the identity of Africa.

All these beautiful things and all these little free pleasures, like the sight of a beautiful landscape that one would tend to neglect, not to appreciate at its fair value or worse to throw away.