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Jean Doyle - Mandela

Lot no. 13

Title: Mandela (limited edition no 6 of 9)`
Medium: Bronze on an English oak wooden base
Size: 76 cm high (including base)

Indicated value: ZAR 180 000

Jean Doyle - Mandela

Jean Doyle is one of South Africa’s leading sculptors. She has been sculpting professionally for over 35 years and is considered to be one of the most established sculptors in her country. Her magnificent bronzes are renowned all over the world and are found in many public and private collections. They adorn the homes of many prominent people both locally and abroad.

Jean has had numerous solo exhibitions and has taken part in many group shows. These include the Florence Biennale, Salzburg World Art and Antiques Fair, Art Gent Fair in Flanders and Amsterdam Whitney International Fine Art, New York. Her latest exhibitions include Capital Culture in London and Exposed in Moscow.

Her public sculptures include “Just Nuisance” in Simonstown; Nelson Mandela “Long Walk to Freedom” at the Groot Drakenstein Prison in Paarl and at the South African Embassy in Washington DC; the Angolan National Monument “Kifangondo” in Luanda; and the Dr Hastings Banda monument in Lilongwe, Malawi.

All her work is cast by the Doyle Art Foundry, where she works in close collaboration with the staff who makes the waxes, the moulds and bronze casts. The foundry is run by her husband, Mike, and was opened in 1980.

Jean was recently awarded The CEO Magazine’s “Lifetime Achiever Award” for South Africa’s most influential women in Business and Government. In 2014, she was nominated as a finalist in the South African Department of Arts and Culture Mbokodo Awards, in the category of leading sculptor.