FACT FOOD #613

Congo was the name of a chimpanzee who learned to paint on paper and canvas under the aegis of zoologist, ethologist, and surrealist painter Desmond Morris. Congo painted in a style popularly known as ‘Abstract Impressionism’ and generated a lot of interest when his paintings were put to auction. He was most productive in the late 1950s and has made more than 400 paintings and drawings.