Ephraim Mojalefa Ngatane
(1938 - 1971)
Ephraim Mojalefa Ngatane was active/lived in South Africa. Ephraim Ngatane is known for townlife genre painting, abstractions.
Biography Ephraim Mojalefa Ngatane
Ephraim Ngatane (1938 - 1971)
Ephraim Ngatane was born in Maseru, Lesotho on 22 August 1938, and moved to Orlando West, Soweto, Johannesburg in 1943 with his parents, where he lived and worked until his early death in March 1971, at age 33. Taking artistic inspiration from his daily experience of urban black township life on the Witwaterstrand during the 1950's and 60's, his paintings are today regarded as important documents of social realism, authentically depicting township life during this period.
At the Mooki Memorial College in Orlando, Ngatane's artistic talent was recognised early on by his primary school teacher Mrs E.L. Mooki, who convinced his parents to allow him to pursue an artistic career. The loose, free-flowin
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