Thomas Tchopzan Thomas Tchopzan (1960) is an influential artist from Cameroon, famous for his hand carved giant banknotes. Thomas Tchopzan is a member of the Bamileke tribe of Cameroon. A tribe that is known for the quality of it’s wood carvings. In the ’90-s an exhibition was held in honor of Tchopzan in Laren, The Netherlands under the title: “Groot Geld” (large money). From this exhibition his work spread to collectors in The Netherlands.