Tommy Motswai was born on 27 May 1963 in Johannesburg. Although he was born deaf he ultimately became a prolific and successful artist portraying the world around him on paper with pastels. In his own words, “I like to draw happy people doing ordinary things like travelling on buses, talking and singing, in places I know well, like Soweto.” 


Sack, S. (1988). The Neglected Tradition, Johannesburg: Johannesburg Art Gallery.|Johannesburg Art Foundation closure|Thomas Motswai: A timeline

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