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Gerard Sekoto

South African 1913-1993 Top Artists


 

Gerard Sekoto is recognised as a pioneer of black South African modernism. He was born at Botshabelo Lutheran mission station in Mpumalanga in 1913 and studied at Grace Dieu, an Anglican training college for black school teachers. He worked as a teacher until 1939 when he moved to Johannesburg to pursue a career as an artist. Sekoto lived in the vibrant multiracial community of Sophiatown and the rich colour of his paintings from this time captures the reality of living in the townships, but with sensitivity, dignity, and a sense of calmness despite the harsh realities of life under apartheid. Sekoto went into self-imposed exile in Paris in 1947 where he worked as an artist and musician until his death in 1993. He was designated a Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the French government and posthumously received the Order of Ikhamanga for achievement in the arts from the South African government.


  80 lots offered     78.75% sold     R 28 304 097
 

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26 Jul 2020
Unsold
26 Jul 2020
Sold for R 341 400
26 Jul 2020
Sold for R 341 400
26 Jul 2020
Sold for R 2 850 000
11 Nov 2019
Sold for R 432 440
11 Nov 2019
Sold for R 91 040
11 Nov 2019
Unsold
19 Oct 2019
Unsold
7 Oct 2019
Sold for R 284 500
7 Oct 2019
Unsold
7 Oct 2019
Sold for R 102 420
18 Mar 2019
Sold for R 3 072 600

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