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George Pemba – Against All Odds: His Life and Works

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Pemba’s beginnings as a painter occurred at a time and place where it was almost impossible for a young black man to succeed as an artist.

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George Mnyaluza Pemba is a great South African Artist He was born 2 April 1912 in Korsten, Port Elizabeth. At the age of 16 he won first prize in an art competition at the local agricultural show.

He had also develop a talent for copying photographs and earned some money for these portraits. In 1931 he studied at the Lovedale Teacher Training College in Alice. Although he did teach for a while, art remained his driving passion.
Pemba’s beginnings as a painter occurred at a time and place where it was almost impossible for a young black man to succeed as an artist.
Rural and township life were his main sources of inspiration and his works became accurate reflections of the social and political conditions of his people.

In this book Sarah Hudleston has not attempted academicism, but has instead, documented George Pemba’s life in a style that reflects deeply her passion for an artist who influenced and inspired her own life. It is a testimony to a great man and a rich visual record of his inspired work.

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Publisher

ISBN

9781868420360

Language

English

Date Published

1996

Specifications

Hardcover, 28x27cm,155pp