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Gedewon  Makonnen (born in 1939, Died in 1995) called Gedewon  was an Ethiopian artist.

Born in Bagemdir, Gedewon trained as a cleric in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. As part of his training, he learned to draw talismans, which soon became much sought-after among Western collectors; some of his drawings are now in the collection of Jean Pigozzi. He died in Därtähal in 1995.

Last update : 07/24/2007

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