Cobus van Bosch

Ernest Mancoba (oil on canvas, 50cm x 36cm, 2011).
Ernest Mancoba (1904-2002) was born in Turffontein, Johannesburg, but moved to France in 1938. He became a French citizen in 1961 and only revisited South Africa in 1994. In Europe he worked with the COBRA group and experimented with colour and spontaneous approaches. African themes dominated his art, mainly painting and drawing, but also sculpture (early in his career).