More Artwork by Sydney Kumalo
Sydney Alex Kumalo went to school in Diepkloof, Soweto. He began studying at the Polly Street Art Centre in 1952, where he worked under Cecil Skotnes until 1957.
In 1958 and 1959 Kumalo worked under the mentorship of the sculptor Eduardo Villa in an artistic apprenticeship which crucially honed and shaped his style and sensibility.
From 1958 onwards Kumalo served as an assistant to Cecil Skotnes at the Polly Street Centre before being appointed as a full art instructor at the centre in 1960.
Kumalo’s work can be found in the collections of the Durban Art Museum, the Johannesburg Art Gallery and the University of the Witwatersrand amongst others. His awards range from the 1960 Artists of Fame and Promise to South African Race Relations in 1981. Kumalo’s work is widely exhibited globally.