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William Kentridge (artist)

Nationality
South African
Birth/Death
1955–

About

Born in 1955 in Johannesburg, William Kentridge attended the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg from 1973 to 1976 and the Johannesburg Art Foundation from 1976 to 1978. He originally trained in painting and drawing, but he also studied mime and theater at the L’École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq in Paris from 1981 to 1982. Kentridge is internationally recognized as one of the most significant artists of his generation worldwide. He has consistently pushed the boundaries of artistic media and has for decades remained at the forefront of an expanding number of contemporary artists who both construct and challenge our global identities and histories.

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