Johannesburg-born Kentridge graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and African Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand, followed by a Fine Arts diploma from the Johannesburg Art Foundation. He studied mime and theatre at the L’École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq in Paris.
As one of South Africa’s most famous living artists, Kentridge is perhaps best known for his work in charcoal, including his animated films such as Johannesburg, 2nd Greatest City after Paris and Felix in Exile. He has also worked extensively in collage, sculpture, prints and other media, with apartheid, colonialism and totalitarianism forming recurring themes in his work.
"My drawings don’t start with a 'beautiful mark'. It has to be a mark of something out there in the world. It doesn’t have to be an accurate drawing, but it has to stand for an observation, not something that is abstract, like an emotion."
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|Wayne Cahill Barker||Gerhard Harald Batha||Walter Whall Battiss||Deborah Margaret Bell||Bongi Bengu||Willie Bester|
|Peter John Bonney||Willem Hendrik Adriaan Boshoff||Mbongeni Richman Buthelezi||Norman Catherine||Erika Hibbert||Phillemon Hlungwani|
|Robert Griffiths Hodgins||William Kentridge||John Kramer||Speelman Mahlangu||Colbert Mashile||Clare Menck|
|John Mark Moore||Zwelethu Mthethwa and Sam Nhlengethwa||Olbie Olberholzer||Walter Oltmann||Milwa Mnyaluza George Pemba||Uwe Pfaff|