Yearly Archives: 2018

Celebrating Irma Stern

Irma Stern is still considered to be South Africa’s foremost artist in terms of public recognition and the record prices that her works fetch at an auction.  At first, misunderstood for her highly individual and Modernist style by the conservative and shockable public of Cape Town, she gradually won acceptance and eventually acclaim. Her strong […]

Pierneef – the iconic landscape artist

Jacobus Hendrik Pierneef (usually referred to as Pierneef) (13 August 1886 Pretoria – 4 October 1957 Pretoria), was a South African landscape artist, generally considered to be one of the best of the old South African masters. His distinctive style is widely recognised and his work was greatly influenced by the South African landscape. Most of his landscapes were of […]

Esther Mahlangu’s patterns of success that never ends

A leading South African artist is on a mission to preserve her culture through her world-renowned creations. 81-year-old Esther Mahlangu has been painting since she was 10 years old. She is known for bold, large-scale artworks that reference her Ndebele heritage. Artist Esther Mahlangu or Gogo Esther as she is affectionately known is from the […]

Young Artist Awards Competition 2018

Our student Clara Rabé came first in SA amongst all the Grade R’s. The Young Artist Awards competition is known as the most prestigious event of its kind in South Africa.  This competition expects skills, knowledge and understanding that are exceptionally high.  With prizes up to the value of R100 000, “cute” is simply not enough. […]

Student Art Exhibition – Inspired by the greats

Come and celebrate South Africa’s rising talent with us. Save the Date for Lillian Gray Fine Art School’s Student Art Exhibition. OPENING:  28 September 2018 18:00 onwards DURATION: 29 Sep – 30 Sep 2018 9:00 – 18:00 VENUE: Fairland Walk, corner of Beyers Naude Drive & Wilson Str Fairland THEME: Inspired by the greats With all the politicking going on […]