Vibrant watercolor and ink painting on paper by famed South African artist Hargreaves Ntukwana (1938 – 1999). The piece depicts a mother with her child on her back, accented with vivid layered hues of red, blue and yellow. The work is signed in black ink to the lower right.
Hargreaves used the technique of blowing diluted oils onto paper, wiping the excess with cloth and cotton swabs then inking over the color background when it is dry.
His first overseas one man exhibition took place in London in 1973 and from there exhibitions were held in Paris, Munich, Frankfurt, Denhaag and Bonn. Ntukwana's work is popular here in the United States of America where he exhibited extensively since his first exhibition in Boston in 1974.
Height: 25 ¼" x Width: 17 ¾"