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Claudette Schreuders

Claudette Schreuders (born February 6, 1973) is a South African sculptor and painter operating out of Cape Town, South Africa. She is known mainly for her carved and painted wooden figures, which have been exhibited independently and internationally in galleries and museums internationally in JapanSlovakiathe UKthe USAKenyaThe Netherlands, and South Africa. She is the first South African artist to have a sculpture acquired by the MET. Schreuders has been a finalist for both the Daimler Chrysler Award (South Africa) and the FNB Vita Art Prize (South Africa), which is South Africa's version of the Turner Prize.

Schreuders began exhibiting her work in 1998, with a show titled Family Tree. Her earliest bodies of work were Burnt by the Sun (2001), Crying in Public (2002), The Long Day (2004), and The Fall (2007). She began exclusively with wood carving but has since expanded to produce bronze sculptures, lithographic printsetchings, and drawings.

Her work has been shown in the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Museum of African Art at the Smithsonian Institution, the Nobel Peace Center, the British Museum, and the Fowler Museum at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Her work has been exhibited with significant other artists such as Alberto GiacomettiRoy LichtensteinCindy ShermanLouise Bourgeois, and John Waters.

She has two public sculptures. One is in Cape Town's Nobel Square: statues of the four South African Nobel Peace Prize laureates Nelson MandelaFW de KlerkArchbishop Desmond Tutu and Albert Luthuli. The other is in the Aga Kahn Walk in Nairobi, Kenya: a seven-foot wooden figure titled Thomas.

 

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claudette_Schreuders

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