Profile and Statement: Nazmu Mamdani was born in Mbale, Uganda and 3 years after graduating as a Veterinarian from the University of Nairobi, Kenya, immigrated to Canada. Following fulfilling the Canadian Board exams he worked for 2 years basically as a ‘cowboy vet’ for the Department of Agriculture testing cattle and horses and wildlife for Rabies, TB and Brucellosis before going into private practice as a Small Animal Veterinarian. He was the first Ismaili and Asian Veterinarian from East Africa to immigrate and write the Canadian certification exams thus opening doors for accreditation for other Veterinarians from East Africa.
He took up painting more seriously after watching artists on Younge Street, in Toronto during the summer of his first year in Canada. In later years he reverted to painting wildlife, which came quite naturally, being not only in the business of but also having a keen eye for the anatomy and behaviour of animals out in the wild.
Nazmu has two sons, Rafi and Kamil, who are equally talented in art and music.
Please view Dr. Mamdani’s art work at:
Nazmu Mamdani: Rafi, My little Boy; Peggy’s Cove; and Beejoe
Nazmu Mamdani: Yellow Shafted Flicker; Chippy; and Dozing Cougar
For works by other artists please click:
Visual Arts: The Artists and their Works
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