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Nathaniel (Nat) Mokgosi 1946-2016

Born in 1946 near Sophiatown, Johannesburg, Nat Mokgosi became a full time visual artist in at the age of 29. The exaggerated social realism of his art mirrored the social inequities and political abuse of the time.

He was universally loved and respected by his students as one of the countries most influential art teachers, and throughout his life Nat Mokgosi dedicated himself to the upliftment of Black artists.

In the ensuing four decades of his career, Mokgosi’s work has been collected by private individuals and public entities, including the Ichikowitz Heritage Art Collection. Nat’s lifetime of art serves as a unique legacy to South African history.

Watch the Nathaniel Mokgosi Tribute Video