The Sculptures of Sydney Kumalo and Ezrom Legae

Comprehensive Catalogue Raisonné & Retrospective Exhibition

The Sculptures of Sydney Kumalo and Ezrom Legae is a comprehensive catalogue raisonné and census of the sculptures of the important South African artists/sculptors Sydney Kumalo (1935–1988) and Ezrom Legae (1938–1999).

This is the first publication of its kind on these world-class artists who exhibited broadly in South Africa, England, Italy and the United States during the 1960s–1990s. As such, it will be an invaluable reference for art historians, academics, and collectors.

The authors Gavin Watkins and Charles Skinner have spent 25 years researching, compiling and writing the catalogue raisonné. They have had extensive input from the Kumalo and Legae families, from the artists’ Johannesburg gallerists Egon Guenther and Linda Goodman (Givon) (Goodman Gallery), as well as from the Grosvenor Gallery (London). The artists’ teachers and mentors, Cecil Skotnes and Edoardo Villa, also made significant contributions.

The Sculptures of Sydney Kumalo and Ezrom Legae – A Catalogue Raisonné was published by Strauss & Co in June 2023, on a not-for-profit basis.