CYRIL KUMALO

Temba Cyril Mokhethi Kumalo

b. 1950

Sculptures in terracotta and bronze, Paintings

 


Temba CYRIL Mokhethi KUMALO in 1981 (img.  Ding's Studio, Johannesburg)

Cyril KUMALO in 1981 (img. Ding's Studio, Johannesburg)

 


 

Brief C.V.

 

Born in December, 1950, Western Native Township, Johannesburg - studied 1963 to 1966 at Jubilee Social Art Centre, Eloff Street, Johannesburg, under Ezrom Legae and Bill Hart.

1969 concentrated on terracotta sculptures at the Academy of Arts run by Peter Haden in Craighall, Johannesburg

1975 further studies in fine arts at the Museum School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA USA

1976/1979 art instructor at Mofolo Art Centre, Soweto (one of his well-known students was Lucas Seage)

 

Mofolo Park Soweto in 1980 (comp. pic. The Haenggi Foundation Inc.)

Mofolo Art Centre Soweto in 1980 (comp. pic. The Haenggi Foundation Inc.)

 

Selected Solo and Group Shows

 

1969 Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg (solo show)

1972 Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg (2nd solo show)

1981 Gallery 21, Johannesburg ("South Africa Now") (12th July)

1982 Picturedrome, Bedfordview Gardens, Johannesburg (group)

 

Awards

 

1974 Awarded the Ernest Oppenheimer Study Grant to study fine arts at the Museum School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA, USA

1981 Winner of "The PELMAMA Prize" - "South Africa Now" (The Haenggi Foundation National Art Competition 1981 for Black Artists and Art Students), Johannesburg

 

Selected sculptures

 

Cyril KUMALO "Head", 1969 - terracotta - 41cm H, base d=15cm,  base C=47cm - Private Coll., Melbourne AUS   Cyril KUMALO "Head", 1969 - terracotta - 41cm H, base d=15cm,  base C=47cm - Private Coll., Melbourne AUS

"Head", 1969 - terracotta - 41cm H, base d=15cm, base C=47cm - Private Coll., Melbourne AUS

 

Additional sculptures in bronze - please click on link!

 

Public Collections

 

University of Fort Hare, Alice (PELMAMA Permanent Art Collection)

 

Selected Works sold on auction

 

Strauss & Co., Johannesburg - 7th September, 2009 - Lot 57 (bronze)

Russell Kaplan, Johannesburg - 18th February, 2012 - Lot P80 (bronze)

Stephan Welz & Co., Cape Town - 10th June, 2014 - Lot 111 (bronze)

Bernardi Auctioneers, Pretoria - 8th February, 2016 - Lot 124 (pen & ink drawing)

 

Publications

 

ARTLOOK 27, Johannesburg, 1969 (February), p.19 ("On sculpture by Chris Bell", ill.)

Cyril KUMALO - ARTLOOK 27, Johannesburg, 1969 (February), p.19 ("On sculpture by Chris Bell", ill.)

 

"Gallery", Johannesburg, 1982 (Spring) - ill.

"The Dictionary of South African Painters and Sculptors" (Read Publ.) (Ogilvie), 1988 - ISBN 0 620 12663 9

"Images of Man" (UFH) (de Jager), 1992, cat. 156, p. 141 - ISBN 1-86810-015-4

 

Newspaper articles

 

Sowetan, Johannesburg - 16th February, 1996 -"Dreams of yesteryear", illustrated

The Star, Johannesburg - abt. 1985, undated - "He wants to help would-be artists", illustrated (pic. by Gideon Mendel)

 

 

Weblinks

https://thabomokone678.wordpress.com - mentioned

http://www.pelmama.org/KUMALO_Cyril.htm

PELMAMA's Youtube channel - pos. 0'42" on this link

 

 


Updated 16th February, 2016

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