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Louis Khehla Maqhubela

Born, 1939 in Durban, South Africa

From the publication, In Black and White: Prints from Africa and the Diaspora, by Gill Saunders and Zoe Whitley, V&A Publishing, 2013: “Born in Durban to Xhosa parents, Louis Maqhubela moved to Johannesburg in 1952, where he studied at the Polly Street Art Centre, and later worked as a commercial artist, designing record covers. As with other South African artists of his generation, Maqhubela’s early reputation and subsequent international success was founded largely on his ability to present recognizably African subject matter (such as the so-called ‘Township’ pictures of shanty-town street life), employing stylistic mannerisms derived from the European avant-garde.”

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