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George Milwa Mnyaluza Pemba

South African 1912-2001 


Born in Port Elizabeth on 2 April 1912, Milwa Mnyaluza ‘George’ Pemba developed an early love of drawing, encouraged by his parents. After winning a scholarship at the age of 16, Pemba worked hard developing his signature style, drawing portraits and depicting life around him. Under the apartheid regime, Pemba continued to practice his art, thanks, largely, to the support of his wife Eunice, who ran a spaza shop. In 1990, a major exhibition of Pemba works at the Everard Read Gallery in Johannesburg brought him national attention. He is renowned for his unembellished honesty, fine draftsmanship, expressive colour and strong sense of composition.


70 lots offered      101.43% sold      R 15 887 961
 

Including Premium and VAT Results include Buyer's Premium and VAT
George Milwa Mnyaluza Pemba; Young Girl
28 Nov 2021
Sold for R 93 800
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
George Milwa Mnyaluza Pemba; Sangoma
7 Nov 2021
Sold for R 398 300
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
George Milwa Mnyaluza Pemba; Open Air Concert
7 Nov 2021
Sold for R 455 200
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
George Milwa Mnyaluza Pemba; Seated Woman
11 Oct 2021
Sold for R 91 040
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
George Milwa Mnyaluza Pemba; Kneeling Figure
11 Oct 2021
Sold for R 147 940
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
George Milwa Mnyaluza Pemba; The Gossipers
11 Oct 2021
Sold for R 284 500
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
George Milwa Mnyaluza Pemba; Young Girl
11 Jul 2021
Unsold
 
George Milwa Mnyaluza Pemba; Portrait of a Young Man
17 May 2021
Sold for R 238 980
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
George Milwa Mnyaluza Pemba; Dice Players
17 May 2021
Sold for R 284 500
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
George Milwa Mnyaluza Pemba; Combat
11 Apr 2021
Sold for R 318 640
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
George Milwa Mnyaluza Pemba; Xhosa Girl with Kalabash
8 Nov 2020
Sold for R 250 360
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
George Milwa Mnyaluza Pemba; Young Girl
8 Nov 2020
Unsold
 

Results in green indicate post sales.


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