Ronald Harrison

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Birthday
18, 1940
Birthplace
South Africa
Death Date
Jun 28, 2011 (71)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
18, 1940
Birthplace
South Africa
Death Date
Jun 28, 2011 (71)

About

Most famous for a 1962 work titled Black Christ, this South African painter was tortured under the apartheid regime for the political content of his artwork. Black Christ was housed in the United Kingdom until 1997, at which point it was returned to a post-apartheid South Africa.

Before Fame

He studied art at the Alexander Sinton Secondary School in Cape Town, South Africa.

Trivia

His famous painting, Black Christ, showed politicians John Vorster and Hendrik Verwoerd flanking a crucified Albert Luthuli.

Family Life

He grew up in a suburb of Cape Town, South Africa, as the son of William and Jeanette Harrison.

Associated With

A replica of Black Christ was displayed at the Nelson Mandela Foundation.