Sculptor Lucas Sithole is born in KwaThema

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Lucas Sithole, renowned South African sculptor, was born in KwaThema, Springs, Transvaal (now Gauteng) to a Zulu father and a Swazi mother. He created more than 800 sculptures in wood, stone liquid steel and bronze. Sithole often used to give an explanation why he made his sculptures. As one of South Africa's best known sculptors internationally, about 200 works are in collections in the Americas and Europe.

References:
• Rankin, E. (1989). Images of Wood: aspects of the history of sculpture in 20th-century South Africa, Johannesburg: Johannesburg Art Gallery, p. 165.  

Last updated : 21-Oct-2014

This article was produced for South African History Online on 16-Mar-2011