|Private Collections & Sites|
Jean Fagalde grew up in Liberia and lived there for twenty five years. This is where he developed an interest in tribal art and became astute at finding pieces of great interest and value. His knowledge of the superstitions surrounding them and the uses to which they were put increased. Leaving Liberia when civil unrest made life there untenable, he moved to Nigeria where he spent eight years. During that time he continued collecting and some of the most important pieces came from this area.