• GEORGE PEMBA (SOUTH AFRICAN, 1912-2001),... Image

Lot 590


GEORGE PEMBA (SOUTH AFRICAN, 1912-2001), AFRICAN TOWNSHIP WOMAN, signed PEMBA and dated 64 lower right, oil on canvas, framed. 50.5cm by 30cm Note: A social realist of sorts, from the 30's generation of pioneer black artists, Pemba, although not politically motivated, worked through the 'most critical decades of South Africa's history under colonialism and apartheid' (Hayden Proud in his obituary in the Cape Times, 24 July 2001).

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