Don Madge was a South African visual artist who was born in 1920. Numerous works by the artist have been sold at auction, including ‘ELSIESRIVIER TOWNSHIP’ sold at Stephan Welz & Co., Johannesburg ‘Decorative & Fine Arts’ in 2007. The artist died in 1997.
Born: 1920 Stutterheim, Cape Province
A Painter and graphic artist of landscapes, seascapes, portraits and still life. Works in pastel, oil, watercolour, ink, pencil, charcoal and in various graphic media, particularly monotypes.
Studies: 1937-40 Witwatersrand Technical College, under James Gardner.
Profile: 1947-60 lived in Pretoria; from 1960 in Cape Town. Has travelled extensively throughout SA. Father of James Madge.
Exhibitions: He has participated in numerous group exhibitions in SA and one in Australia.; 1947 Kimberkey, first of 24 Solo Exhibitions held in SA and one touring England and Wales; 1959 Durban Art Gallery, joint exhibition with Errol Boyley and WH Coetzer; 1968 Durban Art Gallery, Solo Exhibition.
Represented: Durban Art Gallery; Pretoria Art Museum; Queenstown Art Gallery; William Humphreys Art Gallery, Kimberley.