William Kentridge | the artist




The artist William Kentridge
Born 1955, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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William Kentridge was born in Johannesburg, where he continues to live and work today. He earned a B.A. in politics and African studies in 1976 from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. From 1976 to 1978 Kentridge studied fine art at the Johannesburg Art Foundation, where he later taught printmaking, and during 1981-82 he completed a course in mime and theatre at L’Ecole Jacques LeCoq in Paris.
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William Kentridge is a South African artist whose work tracks a personal route across the fraught legacy of apartheid and colonialism through an innovative use of charcoal drawing, prints, collages, stop-animation, film and theater. Kentridge see his work as rooted in Johannesburg – the city in which he was born and continues to work today…
Quicktime movie from 6 Soho Eckstein by William Kentridge
Works in the Tate collection


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