|The Early Pioneer Artists of South Africa|
John Koenakeefe Mohl ( 1903 - 1985 )
|18 February 2001 by Andries Loots|
John Koenakeefe Mohl was born in 1903 in
the Western Transvaal.
At an early age he studied painting at the Windhoek School of Art,
Namibia. He stayed in West Germany for five years where he studied art at
the Kunst-Akademie. When he returned to South Africa he settled in
Sophiatown, started art classes in his home and became one of the
first Black artists to be involved in art education and training.
1936 - Empire Exhibition in Johannesburg
Mohl died in 1985 in Johannesburg.
His works are taken up in various collections: Doreen Khama Collection, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Pretoria Art Gallery, and private collections in Germany.
of Man, Contemporary South African Black Art and Artists,
Fort Hare University Press, E.J. De Jager, ISBN.
Lives, The story of early black artists, Human &
Rossouw, Elza Mils, ISBN 0798136588
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