Michael Armitage


Michael Armitage Bio

Who is Michael Armitage

Michael Armitage (Kenyan) is a painter who lives between Nairobi and London. While Armitage’s subject matter is diverse, it is rooted in contemporary political and social issues, as well as those images, colors, and craft techniques that have become signifiers of “Africa,” such as earthy tones, beading, and exotic ecology.

Early Life (Childhood)

Micheal Armitage was born in Kenya and raised in the UK. He received a BA from the Slade School of Art, London in 2007 then graduated with an MA from The Royal Academy School in London in 2010. The artist amalgamates his own memories and experiences with East African legends to create abstract narratives that emerge without structure.

Interesting Facts

Michael Armitage is an art enthusiast and a former minister in the South Australian government. Armitage weaves multiple truths into his lyrical, figurative paintings which focus on his native country, Kenya.

Personal Life

The personal life of Micheal Armitage was not published anywhere. There is no report about his girlfriend and his wife and children.


He was considered as an enthusiast artist and has exhibit his art. His work makes connections to a broad range of artists, from pop artists like Tom Wesselmann, and East African artists such as George Lilanga and E.S. Tinga Tinga.


There is no any rumor or controversy in any media about him.