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Kentridge, William Joseph

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/benz/9780199773787.article.B00098058
Kentridge, William Joseph

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South African, 20th–21st century, male.

Born 28 April 1955, in Johannesburg.

Draughtsman, engraver, graphic designer, film producer, sculptor, theatre and opera designer and producer. Multimedia, animated films.

Land Art.

Although William Kentridge has practised his creativity in many domains and in a wide range of media (animated films, land art, sculpture, printmaking, theatre and opera design and production, installations), it is chiefly his large-scale charcoal drawings in process (drawing for animation) and his unique, short, animated films and their projection that have given him international fame....

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Subjects: Painting ; Digital and New Media, Multi-Media, Sound, and Music Art ; Graphic Design and Typography ; Photography and Photographs ; Prints and Printmaking ; Public Art, Land Art, and Environmental Art ; Sculpture and Carving ; Contemporary Art ; African Art (Sub-Saharan) ; 20th-Century Art

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