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Ephraim Ngatane

South African 1938-1971 


Ephraim Ngatane was born in Lesotho and raised in Soweto, and in 1952 he began attending classes at the Polly Street Art Centre in Johannesburg run by Cecil Skotnes. He became a teacher at the Jubilee Art Centre in the company of Durant Sihlali after Polly Street was closed down, teaching artists Louis Maqhubela and Ben Macala. While undergoing treatment for tuberculosis at a sanatorium in Soweto he befriended Dumile Feni and the two artists painted murals for the institution. In his own work he concentrated on oil painting, documenting the politically-charged everyday reality of township life under the apartheid regime, but increasingly experimented with greater painterliness and abstraction later in his short career.


100 lots offered      63.00% sold      ZAR 8 659 356
 

Including Premium and VAT Results include Buyer's Premium and VAT
Ephraim Ngatane; Musicians
13 Jun 2022
Sold for ZAR 105 525
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Ephraim Ngatane; Township Scene
13 Jun 2022
Unsold
 
Ephraim Ngatane; The Barber Shop
16 May 2022
Unsold
 
Ephraim Ngatane; Penny Whistler
16 May 2022
Sold for ZAR 85 350
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Ephraim Ngatane; Mother and Child
25 Apr 2022
Sold for ZAR 49 245
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Ephraim Ngatane; The Penny Whistlers
21 Feb 2022
Unsold
 
Ephraim Ngatane; Interior Scene
29 Nov 2021
Sold for ZAR 18 760
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Ephraim Ngatane; The Penny Whistlers
11 Oct 2021
Unsold
 
Ephraim Ngatane; Boxers
17 May 2021
Sold for ZAR 73 970
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Ephraim Ngatane; Township Scene
8 Nov 2020
Sold for ZAR 91 040
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Ephraim Ngatane; Mother and Child
19 Oct 2020
Unsold
 
Ephraim Ngatane; Township Scene
26 Jul 2020
Unsold
 

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