The Wider Movement – Encounters & Expressions

Cyril Coetzee

Cyril Coetzee is a well-known portrait artist. He has painted both informal and commissioned portraits throughout his career, in a number of 'styles', both realistic and expressionistic. He is best-known for the portrait of Nelson Mandela, which was used as the design for the international stamp commemorating Mandela's 90th birthday.

Cyril Coetzee has painted many well-known luminaries in the academic, legal, business and performing art spheres, such as Graça Machel, Matthews Phosa, Colin Bundy, Anton Rupert, Conrad Strauss, Marcia Daft and George Bizos...




 Cape Town


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“ A fundamental concern for others in our individual and community lives would go a long way in making the world the better place we so passionately dreamt of ”
Nelson Mandela