Lucky Sibiya was born in 1942 in Vryheid, Natal. Sibiya was educated at St Peter's Seminary, Hammanskraal. His early art career consisted of carving decorative motifs on the surfaces of gourds for lampshade bases. He was given guidance by Cecil Skotnes and Bill Ainslie. In 1974 he travelled to the USA, Paris and London.
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