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Artist Sam Nhlengethwa is selecting colours from a colour chart for a lithograph of his

Sam Nhlengethwa is one of South Africa's foremost artists. Born in 1955, he studied at Rorke's Drift and the Johannesburg Art Foundation. He was awarded the Standard Bank Young Artist of the Year award in 1994, the year South Africa held its first democratic elections and freedom was won for all its people. He has exhibited all over the world from Senegal to New York and Cologne. His work is largely figurative and he explores themes that are close to his heart such as jazz, human interactions and the physical space of contemporary Africa. In his prints and paintings, Sam Nhlengethwa uses overlays of techniques such as collage painting, drawing and photography. His fine sense of colour and form lend an abstract quality to his work.

He has been included in many contemporary South African art publications and his work can be found in leading South African and International collections.

Over the years he has worked on many prints at The Artists' Press. Please scroll through the list of links and select the series that you would like to look at. Enjoy, they are beautiful prints!

Street scene of people waiting in line on pavement with white taxi in road

Title: White Taxi
Medium: Five colour lithograph
Paper size: 44 x 36 cm
Image size: 25 x 33 cm
Edition size: 30
Price: R 9 800 (excl.VAT)

This print was made to celebrate Leeto: A Sam Nhlengethwa print retrospective at WAM 2019. A limited number of the total edition is available to purchase.

Take a look at Sam Nhlengethwa's lithographs by using the links below, arranged according to series titles

Joburg Selected

Waiting

Goats

The Beat of Drum

The Recyclers

Township Series

Conversations

Restaurant Series

Jazz Series

Glimpses of the 50s and 60s

Tributes to Fellow Artists Series

Mine Series

Sam Nhlengethwa Print Archive

Latest editions from The Artists' Press

Gallery of Artists (A-L) by surname

Gallery of Artists (M-X) by surname

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  • Sam Nhlengethwa Tribute Lithographs

    A series of lithographs by Sam Nhlengethwa that pay tribute to artists that he admires. The series was done over a number of years.

  • Sam Nhlengethwa Restaurant Prints

    A series of prints that pay tribute to fine dining in Franschoek, a town in the Cape winelands..

  • Sam Nhlengethwa Archive

    Archive of prints by Sam Nhlengethwa made at The Artists' Press since 1994. Of all the artists that we work with we have worked with Nhlengethwa the most.