Koboka, Welcome Mandla

WELCOME KOBOKA [ 1941 – 1997 ]

WELCOME MANDLA KOBOKA attended the Polly Street Art Centre during the 1950s where he befriended the more successful Ephraim Ngatane whose stylistic influence is most noticeable in his work. Amongst the other prominent and influential artists working at the time were Durant Sihlali, David Mogano and Louis Maqhubela. Koboka worked in charcoal, inks, watercolours and oils, becoming most recognised for his paintings. The subject matter of his work generally focused on life in the townships, depicting people going about their daily lives in vivid colours with abstraction

BORN: Johannesburg, South Africa, 1941.
DIED: Johannesburg, South Africa, 1997.

SELECTED EXHIBTIONS: 1981: Black Art Today Exhibition

COLLECTIONS: University of Fort Hare; several private collections
Johans Borman Fine Art, Artist Biographies: Walter Battiss. http://www.johansborman.co.za/artist-biographies/koboka-welcome/