Desmond Tutu Close-up
Desmond Tutu Close-up
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Bronze with Forced Patina
W: 200mm x H: 650mm
W: 8" x H: 26"
Approx. Weight: 17kg
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A South African sculptor of portraits and figures. He works in bronze, wood, ceramics and polyester resin, and his style is distinctly classical. Studied at the Port Elizabeth Technikon under Hillary Graham and Neil Rodger, and gained a Teachers Diploma in Fine Art.
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He went on to become a lecturer in Fine Art at the Technikon and was a member of the EPSFA and of the GAP Group. He has participated in several group exhibitions in South Africa and more recently in London.
He has undertaken various public commissions in Port Elizabeth, Stellenbosch and Cape Town.
1980 – 2003: Regular group exhibitions with the Eastern Province Society for Fine Arts and the Gap Group. P.E. Technicon Staff exhibitions and the Standard Bank National Arts Festival. National and international group exhibitions with the Everard Read Gallery.
1988 & 1991: Cape Town Triennial
1990: Belville Art Society and a Two-man exhibition, Pretoria
1994: Belville Art society, Seven-man exhibition
1995 – 2002: Cape Town Salon
2000 & 2002: London group exhibition
2004: New Signatures Exhibition, Johannesburg.
2004: Solo exhibition, Ron Belling Gallery, Port Elizabeth
2004 – 2008: Several group exhibitions in Port Elizabeth
Short-listed for the Monument to the Nobel Prize Laureates, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
Runner up for the commission of a statue of Gandhi, Pietermaritzburg
Short-listed for the Nelson Mandela Freedom Statue, Port Elizabeth
Works in Permanent Collections:
SA National Gallery, Cape Town
The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum, Port Elizabeth
The Durban Art Gallery
The Johannesburg Art Gallery
University of Stellenbosch
University of Port Elizabeth
University of South Africa
The William Humphreys Art Gallery, Kimberley
Standard Bank Corporate Collection, Johannesburg
Danie Craven – for the University of Stellenbosch
Western Province Rugby Union
Despatch Rugby Club
Heinz Betz, Port Elizabeth Technicon
Prof. E. Marais, University of Port Elizabeth
Dr. Rose-Innis, Uitenhage
Restoration work for many of the major public monuments in Port Elizabeth
Molly Blackburn, for the Molly Blackburn S.S.School, Port Elizabeth
Sculpture of Desmond Tutu for the East London City hall
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