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Martin Qgibinsizi Tose

South African 1958-2004 


Martin Qgibinsizi Tose was born in Germiston, Johannesburg. Tose’s art training included part-time classes at The Open School in Braamfontein between 1975 and 1977 under Nathaniel Mokgosi, followed by three years at Katlehong Art Centre where he studied under Thato Mamabolo. He is known as a painter, graphic artist and sculptor in wood and bronze, with subject matter including landscapes, wildlife and figurative studies. Using form and colour, Tose created abstract images depicting the everyday life and the hardships endured in the Katlehong township, which affected him deeply.

Tose was a member of the Katlehong Art Society and taught sculpture and painting at the Katlehong Art Centre from 1984. In 1978 he was awarded the Ministry of Education’s Most Promising Sculptor Award for work exhibited at the Katlehong Art Centre. Martin Tose participated in a number of solo and group exhibitions in South Africa and the United States of America. His artwork is represented in a few Embassy collections, several corporate collections including the Standard Bank Collection, and in numerous university and national art collections nationwide, including the University of Fort Hare and the Iziko South African Art Gallery.

Martin Tose died in 2004 in the Ekurhuleni township of Katlehong.


17 lots offered      64.71% sold      ZAR 117 767
 

Including Premium and VAT Results include Buyer's Premium and VAT
Martin Qgibinsizi Tose; Head
12 Feb 2024
Sold for ZAR 9 380
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Martin Qgibinsizi Tose; Abstract Figure
15 May 2023
Sold for ZAR 2 932
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Martin Qgibinsizi Tose; Couple on a Beach
8 May 2023
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Martin Qgibinsizi Tose; A Group of Figures
21 Feb 2022
Sold for ZAR 8 794
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Martin Qgibinsizi Tose; Pushing the Pram
23 Nov 2020
Sold for ZAR 5 277
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Martin Qgibinsizi Tose; Head
15 Jul 2019
Sold for ZAR 9 380
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Martin Qgibinsizi Tose; The Temple
19 Nov 2018
Unsold
Martin Qgibinsizi Tose; Man on Beast
12 Nov 2018
Unsold
Martin Qgibinsizi Tose; Head
4 Jun 2018
Sold for ZAR 12 518
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Martin Qgibinsizi Tose; 3 Interlocking Figures
27 Nov 2017
Unsold
Martin Qgibinsizi Tose; Man's Allegory, triptych
13 Nov 2017
Sold for ZAR 17 052
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Martin Qgibinsizi Tose; Couple on a Bench
5 Jun 2017
Sold for ZAR 39 788
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT

Results in green indicate post sales.