South African artist best known for his prints, drawings, and animated films.
William Kentridge Born 1955
Numbered three in video art after Bill Viola and Nam June Paik in the world. Kentridge created his first animation in 1989 with a technique which has characterized his work ever since.
William Kentridge was born in Johannesburg and still lives and works here. He is a world figure and the decade’s most successful South African artist fetching prices of 158% increase since 2004. One of his sales fetched €997,000 – three times the high estimate on auction in March 2013. The sale was of his installation known as Procession.
He is known for charcoal drawings succeeding each other on the same sheet of paper.