Renowned artist Yusuf Grillo d*es at 87 .

One of Nigeria’s most celebrated contemporary artists, Prof. Yusuf Grillo, has d*ed at 86.

In a statement released by his family, the pioneering modernist artist d*ed on Monday, August 23, after a brief illness at the Gbagada General Hospital in Lagos.

According to the statement, he was buried at the Atan Cemetry, Yaba on Monday according to Islamic rites.