20TH CENTURY ARTISTS : Everard Read Cape Town

20th century artists

Krige, Francois ( 1913 - 1994 )

  Francois Krige (1913 - 1994) - Artist, traveller and recluse, Francois Krige remained something of an enigma in the South African art world during a long career spanning much of the twentieth century. Early in his career, Krige was awarded the medal of...view artist

Pemba, George ( 1912 - 2001 )

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George Mnyalaza Milwa Pemba ( 1912 - 2001 ) - Pemba was born in 1912 in Hill´s Kraal, Korsten, Port Elizabeth. As a child he was encouraged by his father to draw and paint, and so began painting murals in the family...view artist

PIERNEEF, J.H ( 1886 - 1957 )

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JACOB HENDRIK PIERNEEF (1886 – 1957) - Pierneef was born in Pretoria in 1886, the year that Johannesburg was founded. His father, Gerrit, a Hollander, built the first house in the new town, in Market Street. His mother was the daughter of a...view artist

Sibiya, Lucky ( 1942 - 1999 )

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Lucky Sibiya ( 1942 - 1999 ) - Born in Vryheid, South Africa in 1942, Lucky Sibiya (1942 - 1999) is internationally renowned for his abstract paintings and sculptural carvings. The artist´s fascination with the abstract began in his childhood, partly...view artist

SKOTNES, CECIL (1926 - 2009)

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  CECIL SKOTNES ( 1926 - 2009 ) - Cecil Edwin Frans Skotnes was born in 1926 in East London. Skotnes served in the South African Forces in Italy. Before returning to South Africa he studied drawing under Heinrich Steiner in Florence. In 1946 he...view artist

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Allerton-Davies, Heike ( 1976 - )

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  HEIKE ALLERTON-DAVIES (1976 - ) - Heike Allerton-Davies’s work is concerned with creating portraits which reflect a degree of discomfort, and a reality that is blatant but carries many subtle undertones. The people she paints are individuals captured in their realities and her aim...view artist

Barlow, Philip

    Although I work within a long tradition of landscape painting, my depiction of the ‘seen’ landscape is simply a vehicle through which I navigate territory of another nature. A landscape less ordinary; where the line between the physical and the spiritual realm has seemingly been...view artist


PAOLO BINI (b. 1984, Salerno, Italy)   With a brightness that is consistent with the experiences of travel and discovery Paoli Bini’s paintings register the physical perception of three-dimensional space. Derived from an emotional state of mind , the artist charts the unveiling of our natural surroundings. These...view artist

Bladen, Nic (1974 - )

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BIOGRAPHY - Nic Bladen was born in 1974 in Pretoria. He trained in the field of Dental Technology, a discipline that requires incredible precision and attention to detail. After working for eight years making gold and porcelain crowns in various dental laboratories in...view artist

Bromley, David ( 1960 - )

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David Bromley - Self-taught artist David Bromley's paintings have rich layers of vibrant colour and texture which cover the canvases in an obvious relish for painterliness. Figures are outlined in black in a way which is reminiscent of comic book imagery and pop...view artist


CANDICE DAWN BLIGNAUT   They were here before us—the animals— and we were once them. […] They know we are different and their eyes tell us to keep our promise. –Geoffrey Lehmann (‘The Animals’, The New Yorker June 01, 2009)   For an artist whose work is concerned largely with the pursuit of...view artist

Conroy, Stephen ( 1964 - )

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  Stephen Conroy - Stephen Conroy was born in Helensburgh, Scotland in 1964. In 1987 he attended the Glasgow School of Art where he also completed his postgraduate studies, finishing in1987. By 1989 Conroy's work had already gained much recognition and praise in the United...view artist

Cruise, Wilma

Wilma Cruise - Wilma Cruise is a South African sculptor and visual artist. Working mainly with fired clay on a life size scale she has had sixteen solo exhibitions, curated others and completed a number of public works including the national monument to the...view artist

Gail Catlin

GAIL CATLIN   Gail Catlin was born in March 1948. She has recently started working with bronze, but made a name for herself in the South African art world with her liquid crystal paintings. Several years ago, Lin Sampson wrote of Gail Catlin: "When she started talking...view artist


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Galia Gluckman (b. 1973, Tel Aviv, Israel)  Galia Gluckman produces large-scale multi-faceted artworks in her medium of choice: pigment ink on cotton paper and collage. Reflecting varied contemporary concerns, Gluckman highlights ongoing creative and social conversations, through her exploration of atmospheric and emotive themes. Wide...view artist

Kleynscheldt, Marike ( 1983 - )

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  Marike Kleynscheldt - Kleynscheldt is a Bellville-based artist with no formal art training, and has been painting since 2007.
Her work is nostalgic, sentimental. She expresses herself with bright colours, strong outlines and flat backgrounds. There is a sense of joy captured in her work,...view artist

Nel, Luan

LUAN NEL -   Nel was born in 1971, and matriculated from De Kruin Art School, Johannesburg. He received his BA (FA) in 1993 and his Higher Diploma in Education in 1994 from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Nel won the Judge’s Prize in...view artist

Roberts, Kevin ( 1965 - 2009 )

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Kevin Roberts - Kevin Roberts was born in 1965 in Rustenburg, South Africa. His serene, balanced and carefully constructed paintings and sculptures have received widespread acclaim. Winner of several awards with his distinctive style of rhythmic patterns and recurring symbols, he is one...view artist

Sebidi, Mmakgabo Helen ( 1943 - )

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Helen Sebidi - Mmakgabo Mapula Helen Sebidi was born in 1943 in Marapyane (Skilpadfontein), in the Hammanskraal area of the Northern Transvaal. Her first teacher of art was her grandmother, a traditional artist who passed on to her granddaughter the vernacular...view artist


HENK SERFONTEIN - Henk Serfontein´s paintings have received widespread acclaim and he is one of South Africa´s most recognised contemporary artists. He holds a degree in Fine Art (cum laude) and has also studied at the Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris....view artist

Shields, Mark ( 1963 - )

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MARK SHIELDS - Mark was born in 1963 and studied at the University of Ulster where he completed a BA in Fine Art and a PGCE in Art and Design. He is represented by the Grosvenor Gallery, London and currently lives and works...view artist


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SASO SINADINOVSKI - Born in Skopje, Macedonia in 1979, Saso Sinadinovski and his family moved to South Africa in 1985. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the prestigious Elam School of Fine Art at the University of Auckland in New...view artist

STONE, SIMON ( 1952 - )

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SIMON STONE - Simon Stone was born in 1952, Lady Grey, Cape Province, RSA. In 1976, he completed his Advanced Diploma in Fine Art, at the Michaelis School of Fine Art, UCT (with Distinction). AWARDS - 1997 Ampersand Foundation, New York...view artist

Wright, Neill

Neill Wright - In 2007 Neill graduated, with distinction to the degree, Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art (Honours), at the Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town, majoring in new media. His production then, looked particularly at the social products of contemporary...view artist