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Gérard Sekoto

Gerard Sekoto

Gérard Sekoto

my life and work

by Gerard Sekoto

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Published by Viva Books in Johannesburg .
Written in English

    Places:
  • South Africa
    • Subjects:
    • Sekoto, Gérard, 1913-1993.,
    • Painters -- South Africa -- Biography.

    • Edition Notes

      Other titlesMy life and work
      Statementtext adaptation by Karen Press ; text edit by Ivan Vladislavíc ; commentary by Barbara Lindop ; commentary edit by Michelle Jersky.
      GenreBiography.
      ContributionsPress, Karen., Lindop, Barbara.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsND1096.S45 A2 1995
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxvii, 117 p. :
      Number of Pages117
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL751654M
      ISBN 101874932093
      LC Control Number97146146
      OCLC/WorldCa36371583

      Gerard Sekoto: Unsevered ties, Johannesburg Art Gallery, by Spiro, Lesley and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at The school is situated close to the site of the Christ Our King Church, where Trevor Huddleston immortalised the community of Sophiatown in his book “Naught for your Comfort”. Gerard Sekoto lived with his cousins in Sophiatown from – , and painted images of the aforementioned church, as well as many other, now, historical records.

      —Gerard Sekoto. Gerard Sekoto is without doubt one of South Africa’s major painters of the twentieth century. Considered increasi ngly as one of the earliest South African modernists and social realists, he completed his most memorable work .   The book was published in , two years after Sekoto’s death in Paris in Sekoto received a honorary doctorate from Wits University but refused to come back to South African to receive it, a condition of receiving the honour. The university eventually allowed him to receive it in Paris.

      Estimate: £30, - £50, Description: Gerard Sekoto (South African, ) Blue Head signed and dated 'G. SEKOTO / 60' (lower right) oil on canvas laid down on card x cm (14 1/8 x 10 11/16in). For further information on this . Gerard Sekoto. Song of the Pick. Oil on board. Private collection. (Loots. ) I have chosen to describe the artwork Song of the Picks by Gerard Sekoto. I will look at what defines a work as modern and discuss Sekoto's background to fully understand his work and to prove whether it is.


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Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Author: Gérard Sekoto. Gerard Sekoto book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers.3/5. Sekoto said of his work, "All my paintings searched to rediscover an identity common to all people of different origins, to the quest for the common relation between beings." The story told in 5/5(1).

Gerard Sekoto Gerard Sekoto (–) is acknowledged as an iconic and inspirational figure. Sekoto came from a leading academic missionary family, and had a good education compared with many of his peers. Art was not formally offered to black students, even in missionary schools of thes, so Sekoto was forced to teach himself his craft.

Gerard Sekoto was born on December 9, in Botshabelo, near Middelburg, Eastern Transvaal (present-day Mpumalanga). He was the son of Andreas Sekoto, a priest and school teacher, and Anne (Serote) Sekoto.

Education Sekoto began his teacher’s training at the Botshabelo Training Institute inwhere he discovered color pencils. The trustees of The Gerard Sekoto Foundation wished to celebrate the centenary year of Sekoto's life by editing and publishing this charming story to help build awareness of Sekoto's legacy and in so doing to encourage literacy skills and art awareness.

The book has been designed specifically to encourage looking and seeing. Summary: The tradition of black artists in South Africa has been neglected. At the forefront of recent re-assessment is the work of Gerard Sekoto, a crucial figure in the understanding of modern African art.

This book presents his work, and details of his life in South Africa and France. Gerard Sekoto (9 December – 20 March ), was a South African artist and musician. He is recognised as the pioneer of urban black art and social realism.

His work was exhibited in Paris, Stockholm, Venice, Washington, and Senegal, as well as in South Africa. Sekoto was born on 9 December at the Lutheran Mission Station in Birth place: Botshabelo near Middelburg, Mpumalanga, South Africa.

Wits Art Museum, Johannesburg, is currently presenting Song for Sekoto –an exhibition celebrating the centenary of Gerard Sekoto.

See a slideshow of works from the show here Short Biography He was born 9 September in Botshabelo, a German missionary station (Lutheran Church) for the Pedi community in Middleburg, Transvaal. He. Gerard Sekoto is without doubt one of South Africa's major painters of the twentieth century.

Considered increasingly as one of the earliest South African modernists and social realists, he completed his most memorable work during the early and middle years of the s, first at Sophiatown (Johannesburg), then in Dist rict Six in Cape Town and later in Eastwood, Pretoria.

Gerard Sekoto (–) is acknowledged as an iconic and inspirational came from a leading academic missionary family, and had a good education compared with many of his peers. Art was not formally offered to black students, even in missionary schools of thes, so Sekoto was forced to teach himself his craft.

The next year a book about Sekoto’s life, written by Barbara Lindop, was published in South Africa, bringing him much publicity. In the Johannesburg Art Gallery organised a large exhibition of his work, titled ‘Gerard Sekoto: Unsevered Ties’. Description. Gerard Sekoto was one of the first black, modern artist in South Africa.

It is only now his work is becoming more widely known. In this book, Sekoto tells the story of his life from herding cattle in Botshabelo in the Transvaal to living in self-exile in Paris in France. Gerard Sekoto’s mother, Anna (neé Serote) had married Paulus Jiyane after the death of her first husband in The couple later moved to live in Eastwood.

At that time Sekoto was residing in District Six in Cape Town with the Manuel family. As indicated above, Sekoto left Cape Town for Eastwood and went to live with his mother and stepfather.

This book is an appreciation, in paintings, photographs and words, of South Africa's first great modern black painter, Gerard Sekoto, born in the then Eastern Transvaal inwho lived for much of his adult life in self-exile in France.

It was only in /7 that Sekoto was reminded of his early production, when he received photographs of the works, as they were discovered and documented by his biographer for the book that would be published in Although stimulated to be re-connected with his early works, he was not, even then, inspired to copy and re-produce earlier works.

The first years in Paris were hard and Sekoto was better known as a jazz musician. he visited Senegal for a year. Sekoto’s paintings became political in the s. In the Johannesburg Art Gallery honoured him with a retrospective exhibition and the University of Witwatersrand with an honorary doctorate.

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Gerard Sekoto is regarded as one of the most influential 20th Century South African artists, and is celebrated as a pioneer of urban black art in southern particular Sekoto's works present a glimpse of everyday life for black South Africans living in racially-mixed suburbs liked District Six and Sophiatown in the years just before the apartheid government's enforced.

Sekoto’s works convey the social tensions of black culture in South Africa and became increasingly political throughout the artist’s life. Gerard Sekoto died in Paris in and inresearcher and correspondent Barbara Lindop published a book about Sekoto’s life and works, including numerous newly discovered songs he had written.

Strauss & Co is South Africa's foremost fine art auction house, we are the global leaders in South African Art.‘THE JAZZ BAND’ was created in by Gerard Sekoto in Expressionism style. Find more prominent pieces of genre painting at – best visual art : Gerard Sekoto.