Yaw Arthur

Artist Bios | Yaw Arthur


Daniel Nana Yaw Arthur-Baidoo was born on June 25, 1987 in Accra and he practices painting and stone carving.

Daniel Nana Yaw Arthur-Baidoo knew at an early age that he loved drawing and painting. It was no surprise then that Yaw Arthur as he prefers to be called pursued his passion for art by attending St Thomas Aquinas Senior High School where he studied Visual Art and then went on to major in, and graduate with a Bachelors Degree in Fine Art from one of Ghana’s preeminent universities, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). However after graduating, he decided to join the corporate world. Thankfully, he didn’t last long there. His passion and drive for art eventually led him to reconsider his career choice, 5 years ago.

Since his return to art, ‘Yawarth’ as his brush name goes, has been working on perfecting his technical skills and exploring a wide range of subject matters from the rich Ghanaian cultural heritage and traditional motifs to contemporary issues of the day. He works with a variety of medium including acrylic, sawdust, stone, and plastic waste. He has also continued to work and expand his brand by holding solo and group exhibitions in and outside Ghana.

Past Exhibitions

The Journey – New York, March, 2017.
Accra City Hotel – Ghana, May 2017.
Octoberfest – American Embassy, Ghana, October, 2016.
African Regent Hotel – Ghana, July 2014.


In the coming months and years, Yaw Arthur seeks to use his art as a medium to educate the people about the rich and in-dept history embedded in Africa and the diverse cultural heritages we have . He seeks to do this by transforming sawdust into installations of African symbols and motifs that will hopefully drive meaningful conversations across the world.

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