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Savory Phyllis

Gerard Bhengu- ZULU ARTIST. Standard Edition

Published: Howard Timmins, Cape Town & Johannesburg, 1965

Edition: First Edition-Standard

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GERARD BHENGU-ZULU ARTIST by Phyllis Savory. First edition-Standard. Hardback with Dustcover over beige boards.

Born near the Centecow Mission(Now St Gerard's) in Southern Natal in the year 1910, Gerard Bhengu, the amazing self-taught Zulu Artist, first showed his outstanding artistic ability almost before he could walk.

A sore trial to his tidy-minded mother, he was constantly in trouble for covering the walls of her hut with figures drawn in charcoal-the only medium he could find, and which his baby hands carefully pulled from the open fires upon which his mother cooked the family meals.

From the time he left school, that time onward. Gerard Bhengu received a great deal of encouragement from the few Europeans with whom he cam in contact with-- but only upon one occasion from one of his own people--and throughout his career he has remained an entirely self-taught artist. Hardback with  Dustcover-Colour Frontiepiece-69 pages text with small and full page illustrations, some in colour. Very clean copy.

  • Jacket Condition: Very Good
  • Binding Condition: Very Good
  • Overall Condition: Very Good
  • Size: 36.5 X 28cm
  • Sold By: Quathlamba Winds Books
  • Contact Person: Ian & Yvonne Halford
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 01743 361772
  • Preferred Payment Methods: Paypal-Cheques-Direct Transfer to UK Bank.
  • Trade Associations: SABDA


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