Gerard Sekoto (9 December 1913 – 20 March 1993), was a South African artist and musician. He is recognised as the pioneer of urban black art and social realism. His work was exhibited in Paris, Stockholm, Venice, Washington, and Senegal, as well as in South Africa.
Up until 1988, the artist’s legacy had largely been neglected. Towards the end of his life, Sekoto’s work gained recognition both in South Africa and abroad largely through the efforts of Barbara Lindop who produced three books encouraging the promotion of his work. She has continued her work after his death together with the trustees of the Gerard Sekoto Foundation which was established in accordance with his will to develop awareness and understanding of the legacy of this forefather of South African Art.
Gerard Sekoto: Market Scene
Medium: Oil on linen. Signed 'G SEKOTO' bottom right
Size: H: 640mm x W: 791mm.