President Ramaphosa expresses condolences on the death of artist David Koloane

David Koloane (Photo: Gallo)
David Koloane (Photo: Gallo)

Cape Town - President Ramaphosa has expressed heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of multi-award winning veteran artist Mr David Koloane.

The artist died at his home in Johannesburg on Sunday.

Paying tribute to the Alexandra-born artist who died at the age of 81, President Ramaphosa said: "A giant in the arts has fallen, one who has  contributed immensely to the arts in South Africa as an activist, a mentor to many and a pioneer for the development of the  black art community." 

David was a widely acclaimed painter whose work has featured in the world's greatest collections.

He co-founded the first black arts gallery and was deeply respected as a cultural activist.

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