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Sekoto: The Art of Gerard Sekoto Hardcover – September, 1995

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The art of black South Africans was not only suppressed for many years but nearly lost. Gerard Sekoto (1913^-93) was a gifted painter with a flair for color and pattern and for capturing the vitality of the human figure. His vibrant paintings of life in the many South African towns and cities he called home during the 1930s and 1940s preserve and interpret a vanished world. Sekoto himself vanished from the scene when he chose self-exile in Paris in 1947. There's great irony in this decision. His journey was made possible by his considerable success, but his separation from his home and the subject matter dearest to his heart adversely affected his work. Lindop was able, by dint of strong effort, to locate many of Sekoto's South African paintings, rescuing them from obscurity and making them available to viewers the world over. She also contacted Sekoto late in his life and conducted a sustained correspondence with him, thus preserving his thoughts about his life and powerful work. Donna Seaman
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Trafalgar Square; illustrated edition edition (September 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 185793461X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1857934618
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 9.5 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.1 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,289,564 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Jw23 on January 7, 2015
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Book seemed to be a bit worn.
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