- Full Name: Tobias Alern "Rix" Butama
- Categories: Art & Design
- Gender: Male
- Birth Country: Kenya
Rix Butama was born in Bungoma, Kenya in 1959. His work as an artist has been clearly documented in the Library of the National Museum of African Art in Washington, D.C. and extensively at home in Nairobi, Kenya. He gained the post of Principal at the Buru Buru Institute of Fine Arts in Nairobi in 1993, which was the first of it’s kind in Kenya. In 1999 Rix was asked to present a television programme called Art Zone for KBC (Kenya Broadcasting Corporation) which he did for 3 years. Since leaving KBC, Rix has returned to teaching and is head of art at a private school on the outskirts of Nairobi. His ambition is to paint the largest mural in the world around 7.5km long. His work is being auctioned off on Ebay.com to raise money for his record-breaking project. He has had numerous exhibitions outside Nairobi in London, Rome, Chile and the USA. In the words of the artist, "We were not brought into this world to take life as it comes but more according to our talents and living up to them in order to make life meaningful."