He studied at Durban School of Art and after showing his work in 1930 earned enough money to travel to London, arriving there in 1931. Some years of poverty followed, and in 1935, a year after participating in an exhibition of paintings based on abstraction from nature (...
Born 1912, in Hill’s Kraal, Korsten, Port Elizabeth; died 2001, in Motherwell, Port Elizabeth.
Painter in watercolour and oil, draughtsman.
Apartheid prevented recognition of George Pemba’s achievements as a painter of rural, urban, and domestic South African life until he was over 70, despite his long record of exhibiting in the Eastern Cape. Awarded an MA by the University of Fort Hare, Alice, for his contribution to art in ...