The famous Everard Read is Africa’s oldest commercial art gallery, originally founded in Johannesburg over 100 years ago. The Cape Town Gallery is an established setting for South Africa’s finest modern and contemporary artists. A few of the renowned 20-century artists include:
KRIGE, FRANCOIS (1913 – 1994)
Artist, traveller and recluse, Francois Krige remained something of an enigma in the South African art world during a long career spanning much of the twentieth century.
PEMBA, GEORGE (1912 – 2001)
Pemba was born in 1912 in Hill´s Kraal, Korsten, Port Elizabeth. As a child he was encouraged by his father to draw and paint, and so began painting murals in the family.
PIERNEEF, J.H (1886 – 1957)
Pierneef was born in Pretoria in 1886, the year that Johannesburg was founded. His father, Gerrit, a Hollander, built the first house in the new town, in Market Street.
SIBIYA, LUCKY (1942 – 1999)
Born in Vryheid, South Africa in 1942, Lucky Sibiya is internationally renowned for his abstract paintings and sculptural carvings. The artist´s fascination with the abstract began in his childhood.
SKOTNES, CECIL (1926 – 2009)
Cecil Edwin Frans Skotnes was born in 1926 in East London, South Africa. Skotnes served in the South African Forces in Italy. Before returning to South Africa he studied drawing under Heinrich Steiner in Florence.