National Geographic : 1935 Sep
OUTLINED IS A HORSE, SKETCHED BY AN ETHIOPIAN IN ERITREA But there will be a saint somewhere in the picture, before he is finished, for holy figures and historical themes are his specialties. On the canvas tacked to the mud wall of his living room, he first sketches with charcoal, then paints with homemade tempera colors. ONE ERITREAN ARTIST EMPLOYS HIS RELATIVES ASBIBLICAL MODELS With staff raised the father isabout topose asoneoftheprophets ina scene being painted by hisson. The artist's sister-in-law, nephew, and wife all pose for him. The oldman long painted foraliving, butnow hasretired in his son's favor.