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Nelson Mandela

Portraits

Portraits in one form or another are at the centre of Coetzee's art. He has painted both informal and commissioned portraits throughout his career, in a number of 'styles', both realistic and expressionistic. He has painted two commissioned portraits of Nelson Mandela, the first of which, done during Mandela's presidential term, was used as the design for the international stamp commemorating Mandela's 90th birthday. His formal 'sitters' include well-known academics, legal professionals, business people and performing artists.

Nelson Mandela

oil on canvas,
190cm x 140cm,
Collection of Nelson Mandela
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Madiba 90th birthday stamp

international stamp,
2009
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Self-Portrait

watercolour,
26 x 20 cm,
1983,
Collection of the Artist
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Self-Portrait

oil on canvas,
85cm x 75cm,
Collection of William Humphries Art Gallery
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Mr. and Mrs. Hughes

oil on canvas,
85cm x 65cm,
Private Collection
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Hiram Schlomowitz

oil on canvas,
85cm x 70cm,
Private Collection
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S.A.G. Anderson

oil on canvas,
100cm x 85cm,
Wits University Council Chambers
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Anton Rupert

oil on canvas,
95cm x 80cm,
Collection of the University of Pretoria
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George Bizos

oil on canvas,
90cm x 110cm,
George Bizos Hall,
Saheti School
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Conrad Strauss

oil on canvas,
95cm x 80cm,
Collection of the Standard Bank
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Antony Melck

oil on canvas,
115cm x 88cm,
Collection of the University of South Africa
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Matthews Phosa

oil on canvas,
115cm x 88cm,
Collection of the University of Pretoria
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Brian Zylstra

oil on canvas,
90cm x 70cm,
Skye Foundation
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Dr Molefe

oil on canvas,
80 x 78 cm,
2007,
Armscor, Pretoria
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Portrait

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The red thread

oil on canvas,
80 x 68 cm,
2003,
Oliewenhuis Museum, Bloemfontein
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Girl with Guitar

oil on canvas,
60 x 47 cm,
2005,
Private Collection, Johannesburg
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