Sebidi, Mmakgabo Helen full name: Mmakgabo Mmapula Mmankgato Helen Sebidi
South African, 20th–21st century, female.
Born 1943, in Marapyane, Skilpadfontien near Hammanskraal in Mpumlanga.
Painter, printmaker, sculptress, ceramicist.
The adolescent Mmakgabo Helen Sebidi, trained in mural painting by her maternal grandmother, relocated to Johannesburg in c.1960. Encouraged to develop her abilities by her former employer Heidi Petsch, and by John Koenakeefe Mohl, she furthered her training at the Alexandra Art Centre. She exhibited in the 1970s at ...