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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.


94 lots offered      85.11% sold      ZAR 18 926 701
 

Including Premium and VAT Results include Buyer's Premium and VAT
George Milwa Mnyaluza Pemba; Seated Woman
11 Oct 2021
Sold for ZAR 91 040
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
George Milwa Mnyaluza Pemba; Kneeling Figure
11 Oct 2021
Sold for ZAR 147 940
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
George Milwa Mnyaluza Pemba; The Gossipers
11 Oct 2021
Sold for ZAR 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 ZAR 238 980
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
George Milwa Mnyaluza Pemba; Dice Players
17 May 2021
Sold for ZAR 284 500
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
George Milwa Mnyaluza Pemba; Combat
11 Apr 2021
Sold for ZAR 318 640
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
George Milwa Mnyaluza Pemba; Xhosa Girl with Kalabash
8 Nov 2020
Sold for ZAR 250 360
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
George Milwa Mnyaluza Pemba; Young Girl
8 Nov 2020
Unsold
George Milwa Mnyaluza Pemba; Makoti
8 Nov 2020
Sold for ZAR 113 800
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
George Milwa Mnyaluza Pemba; Assassination of Shaka Zulu
8 Nov 2020
Sold for ZAR 455 200
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
George Milwa Mnyaluza Pemba; Township Woman
10 May 2020
Sold for ZAR 307 260
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT

Results in green indicate post sales.