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Oil on Canvas on Board "Soweto Township" Painting 

by South African artist Welcome Mandla Koboka, 
who was one of the earliest representatives of the Township Art Movement. 
(1941 - 1997)
South African School 
Signed "W. Koboka" and dated "88" lower right 
45cm x 60cm 
During 1961 W. Koboka studies under Cecil Skotnes and Ephraim Ngatane at the Jubilee Art Centre.  
He Draws his subject matter from the daily life in the townships, the hustle and bustle of the street scenes, women shopping, youngsters making music etc. 
These he portrays in a vigorous and bold manner. 
Koboka has developed into a mature painter with considerable technical skill. 
Its most recognizable feature is his style of abstraction, achieved by the simplification of his subject matter.   
He developed a palette knife technique which allowed him his trademark surface treatment, resulting in a gritty, graphic feel.
He has participated in numerous group exhibitions including the Black Art Today Exhibition held in 1981, as well as private exhibitions in Johannesburg, Kwa-Zulu Natal, Cape Town. 

W. Mandla Koboka (South African) - Soweto Township - Oil on Canvas Painting

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