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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; Flight to Basutoland
10 May 2020
Sold for ZAR 796 600
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
George Milwa Mnyaluza Pemba; Portrait of an Elderly Man Holding a Hat
11 Nov 2019
Sold for ZAR 477 960
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
George Milwa Mnyaluza Pemba; The Dance
11 Nov 2019
Sold for ZAR 318 640
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
George Milwa Mnyaluza Pemba; The Dream II
20 May 2019
Sold for ZAR 284 500
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
George Milwa Mnyaluza Pemba; The Card Players
20 May 2019
Sold for ZAR 193 460
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
George Milwa Mnyaluza Pemba; Sangoma
18 Mar 2019
Sold for ZAR 182 080
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
George Milwa Mnyaluza Pemba; Township Woman
12 Nov 2018
Sold for ZAR 170 700
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
George Milwa Mnyaluza Pemba; Smelling Out
5 Mar 2018
Sold for ZAR 136 416
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
George Milwa Mnyaluza Pemba; On the Move
5 Mar 2018
Sold for ZAR 341 040
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
George Milwa Mnyaluza Pemba; The Outpost
27 Nov 2017
Sold for ZAR 23 420
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
George Milwa Mnyaluza Pemba; The Bus Shelter
13 Nov 2017
Sold for ZAR 284 200
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
George Milwa Mnyaluza Pemba; Xhosa Women Harvesting Wheat
16 Oct 2017
Sold for ZAR 363 776
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT