Marlene Dumas

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Birthday
3, 1953
Birthplace
South Africa
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
3, 1953 (age 66)
Birthplace
South Africa

About

Known for her ink drawings and oil paintings, this South African-born artist created psychologically and sociologically-themed works such as The Blindfolded Man; Dead Marilyn; The Pilgrim; and Pregnant Image.

Before Fame

In the 1970s, she attended the School of Fine Art at the University of Cape Town.

Trivia

In 2002, her Marlene Dumas: Name No Names exhibition opened at New York City's New Museum of Contemporary Art.

Family Life

A native of Cape Town, South Africa, she grew up speaking the Afrikaans language. Later in her life, she settled in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Associated With

She created a portraiture series titled Great Men that features images of playwright Tennessee Williams, composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, scientist Alan Turing, and other notable gay men.