David Koloane dies at 81; tributes pour in for legendary South African artist
- South Africa
Renowned artist David Nthubu Koloane has reportedly passed away, the reason for his death his not known yet but some reports by local media suggest that he died due to the age-related factors. David Koloane was extremely popular for exploring questions about political injustice and human rights in his drawings, paintings and collages.
Soon after the news about his death broke out, people took to Twitter in large numbers to pay heartfelt tributes to the legendary artist.
Saddened by the news of the passing of one of our great South African master artists, David Koloane. It is especially sad that this is the year when he was finally being recognised for his significant contribution to the arts. May his gentle and precious soul Rest In Peace. 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/DFVoC4rJGL— Pulane Kingston (@PulaneKingston1) July 1, 2019
Dr David Koloane, an artist, a writer, a curator, an art critic, a father, a husband and a loving teacher! A resilient visionary! My heart is sore! 💔😔Robala ka kagiso mokwena! pic.twitter.com/5WKyDkeKyd— TherealDrBae (@SameMdluli) July 1, 2019
Some of his pupils couldn't help but remember his contribution to their careers.
David Koloane gave me a studio for 9 months in The Bag Factory when I first moved to JHB in 2016 and didn't know where I would work from. He facilitated the careers of so many. RIP and thank you. Sorry for your loss @BagFactoryArt 🇿🇦⚔🕯 pic.twitter.com/S1PoCenVpk— Lady Skollie🇿🇦 (@LadySkollie) July 1, 2019