(1917 - 1979)
Gladys Mgudlandlu was active/lived in South Africa. Gladys Mgudlandlu is known for painting.
Biography Gladys Mgudlandlu
Gladys Mgudlandlu (1917 -1979) was born in the Eastern Cape town of
Peddie, the historical territory of the Mfengu clan. Orphaned at an
early age, she was raised by her grandmother who passed on her skill at
mural art, a customary practice amongst the creative women of the area
who excelled in the domestic arts including beadwork. Her early exposure
to the cultural and visual heritage of her region, undoubtedly informed
her desire to paint.
Gladys was largely self-taught, however she may
well have had some formal training during her studies at Lovedale
College in Alice where she qualified as a lower– primary teacher in
1941. Later in life when she was working as a teacher in Cape Town she
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