20TH CENTURY ARTISTS : Everard Read Johannesburg

20th century artists

De Gallard, Michel

Mahlangu, Speelman

mahlangu, speelman,

Pemba, George Mnyalaza Milwa


Sekoto, Gerard

Stern, Irma

gallery artists

Augustinus, Paul

Bailey, Beezy

Barker, Wayne

Beck, Sidney

Becker, Carl

Bell, Deborah

Benade, Hanneke

Bromley, David

Burger, Francki

Burnett, Ricky

Conroy, Stephen

Devlin, George

Du Toit, Guy

Evans, Kerri-Jane

Gollifer, Ann

Gutter, Pauline

Hlungwani, Phillemon

hlungwani, phillemon,

Jaroszynska, Karin

Jaroszynski, Tadeusz

Joubert, Keith

Khumalo, Vusi

Leigh, Nichola Alice

Letsoalo, Amos

Lewis, Dylan

Louw, Paula

MacGarry, Michael

Mashile, Colbert

McInnes, Jacki

Meyer, Denby

meyer, denby,

Meyer, John

meyer, john,

Meyer, Walter

meyer walter,

Momberg, Anton

anton momberg,

Musgrave, Olivia

musgrave, olivia,

Mzimba, Velaphi

mzimba, velaphi,

Ndlovu, Sipho

Papetti, Alessandro

papetti, alessandro,

Rodger, Neil

rodger, neil,

Scouller, Glen

scouller, glen,

Scrimgeour, Caryn

scrimgeour, caryn ,

Sebidi, Mmakgabo Helen

Serfontein, Henk

Sibiya, Lucky

Soggot, Thea

Starcke, Helmut

starcke, helmut,

Stutzer, Rina

Taylor, Angus

Taylor, Nicola

Van den Berg, Shany

van den berg, shany,

Voigt, Harold

voigt, harold,

Voigt, Walter

Wozniak, Florian

wozniak, florian,

Backhouse, Bruce

Bruce Backhouse Bruce Backhouse is a full-time artist based in Johannesburg. He focuses primarily on landscape, executed in watercolour and in oils. Backhouse, although versatile in figural satires, is concerned primarily with the contemporary South African landscape. He believes that the average South African landscape...view artist

Balcomb, Elizabeth

Elizabeth Balcomb matriculated from Pietermaritzburg Girls High School in 1994 and studied Nature Conservation at Saasveld Forestry College (now the Nelson Mandela Forestry College) where she received her diploma in 1998. Balcomb worked for ten years in environmental education. Balcomb is a self taught artist, and...view artist

Bladen, Nic

Nic Bladen South African artist Nic Bladen has become known for his extraordinary botanical sculptures, which demonstrate the technique he pioneered of casting entire plants in bronze and sterling silver.  Born in 1974 in Pretoria, Nic trained in the field of dental technology, a discipline that requires incredible precision and attention...view artist

Blake, Tamlin

Tamlin Blake Tamlin Blake is a mixed media artist who lives and works in Riebeek West in the Swartland. She completed her Masters in Fine Art at the University of Stellenbosch in 2001 and has exhibited extensively locally and abroad. A large part of Blake’s art practice...view artist

Botha, Andries

Exhibitions 2014 “100”, Centenary Exhibition, Everard Read Gallery, South Africa, 14 November 2013-31 January 2014. Artwork: “Afrikaner circa 2014”, Acrylic on canvas, landscape in the manner of Pierneef; Material One; mild steel; 3D printed figure in Supawood; artificial landscape turf 2012 Museum Beelden aan Zee, Den Haag, Netherlands,...view artist

Bradshaw, Brian

Brian Bradshaw Brian Bradshaw was born in Bolton, Lancashire, England, in 1923. He studied at the Bolton   School of Art and Manchester Regional College of Art. After World War II demobilization in 1948, Bradshaw won a Royal Scholarship to the Royal College of Art, London. In...view artist

Brown, David

1951                 Born, Johannesburg   Education 1970-72 Certificate in Grahic Design. Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town 1973                 Advanced Diploma in Fine Art (photography). Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town 1976                 Informal sculpture tuition with Cecil Skotnes   Awards 1985                 Winner of one of four commissions in...view artist

Catherine, Norman

Catlin, Gail

Coetzee, Neels

Neels Coetzee (1940 – 2013) Born in Bethal, Coetzee studied at the then University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg and at the Hornsey College of Art and the Royal Academy in London. He also received training at several foundries in Europe. He was a teacher, mentor and innovator in...view artist

Cruise, Wilma

Wilma Cruise is a South African sculptor and visual artist. She works mainly with fired clay in her renderings of life-sized human and animal figures. Her sculpture installations and exhibitions are often accompanied by works on paper – large format drawings. She has also completed...view artist

Donkor, Godfried

Ferrer, Guy

Guy Ferrer Guy Ferrer (1955) is French, of Catalan descent by his father and Italian descent by his mother. He has mainly worked in Paris, in Los Angeles and in several foreign countries in the context of creating temporary studios, New York, Caracas, Lima, Beijing or...view artist

Findlay, Bronwen

  BIOGRAPHY: Bronwen Findlay was born in KwaZulu-Natal in 1953. Her early years were spent in Kranskop (in the Tugela Valley), Brighton Beach (Durban) and Pietermaritzburg. She now lives and works in Johannesburg. She matriculated at Epworth High School in Pietermaritzburg and then studied Fine Art at...view artist

Gollifer, Ann

RESUME 09 Ann Gollifer is a permanent resident of Botswana. She has lived and worked in Gaborone since 1985. Born in British Guiana, (Guyana), 1960, she has an English father and an Amerindian mother. In 1983 she graduated from Edinburgh University with a Masters degree...view artist

Gourlay-Conyngham, Heather

BIOGRAPHY Heather Gourlay-Conyngham was born in Durban in 1956 and spent her early years in Westville, outside the city. Having acquired a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts degree from the University of Natal and a Higher Education Diploma from the University of South Africa, she...view artist

Guhrs, Pam

Hart, Rodan Kane

Rodan Kane Hart has explored the subject of spatial perception within the complex and changing structures of the South African city for a number of years. Having lived in both Johannesburg and Cape Town, he began to investigate the physical and historical context of these...view artist

Hodnett, Noel

BIOGRAPHY Noel Hodnett was born in Kadoma, Zimbabwe (Southern Rhodesia) in 1949 and moved to South Africa at age six. After attending schools in Springs, Virginia, Paarl and Cape Town, he enrolled at the Fine Art Department at Rhodes University, Grahamstown in 1968. Here he studied...view artist

Hyslop, Diana

  BIOGRAPHY Diana Hyslop lives and works in Johannesburg, South Africa. In her mid twenties she worked for Marvel Comics in London. On her return to South Africa Hyslop joined the film industry working on feature and documentary films. In the late eighties she studied painting at Bill...view artist

James, Alexander

James, Gary

Gary James was born in Kenya. He now lives and paints in the United Kingdom. Although resident in the U.K. his subject matter is completely focused on Africa and the Middle East. In his imagination he travels around the wilderness of Africa in an ancient...view artist

Jammet, Claude

Jammet was born of French parents in Zimbabwe. She grew up and was educated in Kenya, India and Japan. At age 19 she moved to South Africa where she began her career as a painter in 1974. As an artist she is completely self taught...view artist

Konqobe, Percy

Lace, Bronwyn

“Interestingly, Lace transforms and uses the darker elements of life like death – death and decay, abandon and neglect, as ingredients to foster in-between spaces, or platforms portraying fragility and vulnerability. For this, she uses for her reference, raw material – the world of nature,...view artist

Maluka, Mustafa

Maqhubela, Louis

Megaw, Theo

An interview with Polly Anderson. Theo Megaw is a recluse.  He lives and works between the slumbering mountains and the wide skies at the southern tip of the African continent. Follow the ragged thread of road that is Prince Alfred Pass and you come to his...view artist

Meyersfeld, Michael

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Mullins, Nigel

Murray, Brett

ARTIST’S STATEMENT: Transgressive ideas and imagery push and shift boundaries and, if effectively used and charged, can result in cathartic understandings and fresh reflections. Works and ideas that divide and challenge are interesting to me. I am drawn to this thin edge of the wedge, but...view artist

Neustetter, Marcus

Johannesburg based artist, cultural activist and producer, Marcus Neustetter, reflects critically and playfully on his context through his art and collaborative projects. His strategy has been to pro-actively create, play and experiment to build opportunities and experiences that investigate, reflect and provoke. Mostly process driven,...view artist

Ngobeni, Blessing

Blessing Ngobeni   (b. 1985, Tzaneen, South Africa)     WORK:     Blessing Ngobeni is the winner of the Reinhold Cassirer Ward 2012. The award is supported by Nadine Gordimer and involved a residency at the Bag Factory, one of Johannesburg's notable art venues.   In bestowing the award on Blessing, The Bag Factory...view artist

Niebuhr, Hermann

  Hermann Niebuhr was born in Johannesburg in 1972.  He studied at Rhodes University, Grahamstown and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (with distinction in History of Art) in 1993.  He completed a Masters in Fine Art in 1996.  He was awarded bursaries in 1990:...view artist


Thom Pierce is a British photographer, born in 1978, currently living in Cape Town, South Africa. His work explores the lines between art, documentary and portrait photography to engage with issues of cultural, social and historical significance. His work has been published widely and his photographs...view artist

Sales, Lyndi

Lyndi Sales is an artist based in Cape Town, South Africa. Previously she has worked on a series of installations and artworks that seek to investigate the circumstances surrounding the controversial Heidelberg plane crash. Although she still makes reference to the event her focus has...view artist

Smit, Lionel

Lionel Smit - ( b.1982  Pretoria, South Africa ) BIOGRAPHY AND WORK: Smit  started developing and exhibiting straight after art school at Pro Arte Alphen Park. He now lives and works in Cape Town. He is best known for his contemporary portraiture executed through monumental canvasses and sculptures.  Smit is...view artist

Stephens, Gary

WORK: Monumental in scale, Gary Stephens portraits pay homage to the African traditions of hair-braiding, hats, headscarves and contemporary urban style. The drawings, capturing a view from behind, focus on the iconic power of a subject’s hair or hat instead of their specific facial features. Stephens...view artist

Tania, Egon

Egon Tanya was born in Zwolie, The Netherlands on 4th October 1968.  He has resided in South Africa since 1982 and Matriculated from Pretoria Boys High in 1985. Egon received a National Diploma in Fine Arts (Sculpture) from Technikon Pretoria in 1989.   AWARDS Schweickerdt prize, 1987 Merit Award...view artist

Van der Merwe, Strijdom

In 1983 he obtained a BA Degree in Fine Arts from the University of Stellenbosch. Received the John van Reenen bursary as the best Graphic Design Student. He finished a BA Hons Degree in Fine Arts in 1984 at the same university. From 1984 onwards...view artist

van der Merwe, Vivian

(b. 1956 Cape Town, South Africa) Vivian Hubert van der Merwe (born 29th May, 1956 in Cape Town, South Africa) spent his childhood and school years in the Cape Province, Transvaal and Natal regions of South Africa. Despite having had no early art tuition, Vivian's earliest work...view artist


Deon Venter   “Whatever you have to say”’ wrote poet Charles Olson, “leave the roots on, let them / dangle / Just to make clear / Where they come from”   Venter’s paintings, which are almost of necessity big, raw, brawny, caustic and convulsive – all qualities which lie...view artist

Venter, Kathy

    Kathy Venter builds her life size ceramic sculptures by hand using the extended pinch method - similar to large vessel building. No molds are used as the hollow, completed wet clay sculptures are 13% larger than life size to shrink to the desired scale...view artist