Biographies

Irma Stern was born in 1894 in Schweizer-Reneke, Transvaal. She studied in Weimar and Berlin and had her inaugural exhibition in Berlin in 1... read more
Dr Phuthuma (also documented as Phutuma and Phatuma) Seoka was born in 1922 in Modjadji near Duiwelskloof, Lebowa. Seoka left school in Stan... read more
Enoch Mankayi Sontonga was born in Uitenhage, Eastern Province (now Eastern Cape) around 1873 as a member of the Xhosa-speaking Mpinga clan... read more
Tiyo Soga was born in 1829. He was the most famous pupil of the Lovedale missionaries. On a visit to Scotland in 1857, he became the first b... read more
Cecil Edwin Frans Skotnes was born on 1st June in 1926 in East London. Skotnes served in the South African Forces in Italy. Before returning... read more
Lucas Sithole was born and grew up in KwaThema, Springs, Transvaal (now Gauteng). He was one of ten sons of a Zulu lay priest in the Zion Ch... read more
This biography was written by SAHO in collaboration with Artthrob Modus Operandi Penny Siopis is foremost a painter, although she frequently... read more
Margaret Singana was born Margaret Mcingana on 1st January in 1938 in Queenstown in the Eastern Cape. In the 1950s Margaret moved to Johanne... read more
Lucky Sibiya was born in 1942 in Vryheid, Natal. Sibiya was educated at St Peter's Seminary, Hammanskraal. His early art career consisted of... read more
Michael Paul Sibisi was born in Umkhumbane Durban on 23 September 1948. He went to Chersterville Secondary School where he completed Standar... read more
Cyprian Mpho Shilakoe was born on 3rd August 1946 in Barberton, Eastern Transvaal. Shilakoe spent his childhood on an isolated mission stati... read more
  Joseph Headman Shabalala was born on 28 August in 1941 and was a member of the internationally renowned South African vocal group, La... read more

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