DUMISANI MABASO (1955-2013)
Mabaso is a painter and printmaker who have been involved with printmaking for over two decades in South Africa.
Mabaso's father was a commercial printer and introduced his son to the world of printing presses, paper and ink at a young age. Mabaso took a turn away from the commercial world of printing and began exploring the possibilities of original prints during his time at Rorkes Drift, a significant art centre that enabled artists of colour to further their art education. Black artists were unable to attend tertiary art institutions during the Apartheid regime. This changed in 1994 with South Africa’s first democratic elections, when Nelson Mandela became the first black president in South Africa.
He established The Sguzu Printmaker's Workshop in Johannesburg.
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