Irma Stern was one of South Africa’s most prolific artists, credited with introducing European modernism to this country. Stern’s work is distinguished by its vitality and rich colour, imbuing her subjects with an energy that is almost palpable. Her portraits are of real people - friends and family, famous personalities and the strangers whose faces intrigued her and who consequently were seduced into sitting for her.
Now some forty years after her death, her work and life continue to evoke intense
interest and appreciation.