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Dumile Feni

 (1939 or 1942 - 1991)
Dumile Feni was active/lived in New York, Massachusetts / South Africa, Africa.  Dumile Feni is known for Drawing, painting, murals and sculpture, teaching.

Dumile Feni


This text has been extracted from the catalogue: Dumile: Artist in Exile, written and published by Bruce Campbell-Smith in association with Art on Paper in 2004.

One day I was in the Township with this driver and we went past a line of men who were all handcuffed. I don't know what for, maybe for having no pass or something. Anyway the driver said, 'Why don't you ever draw things like that?' I didn't know what to say. Then just when I was still thinking, a funeral for a child came past. A funeral on a Monday morning. You know, all the people in black on a lorry. And as the funeral went past those men in handcuffs, those men watched it go past, and those with hats took off their hats. I said to t  ...  Displaying 750 of 36265 characters.

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About  Dumile Feni

Born:  1939 or 1942 - Worcester, Cape Province, South Africa
Died:   1991 - New York City
Known for:  Drawing, painting, murals and sculpture, teaching