Irma Stern and the Racial Para­dox of South African Mod­ern Art: Audac­i­ties of Color

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September 1, 2019
South African artist Irma Stern is one of the nation’s most con­tro­ver­sial mod­ern fig­ures.

This book explores how Stern became South Africa’s most pro­lif­ic painter of black, Jew­ish, and coloured (mixed-race) life while main­tain­ing a neu­tral posi­tion on apartheid. Span­ning from the Boer War, to Nazi Ger­many, to apartheid South Africa, Irma Stern’s life and work doc­u­ment impor­tant cul­tur­al and polit­i­cal moments in mod­ern history.

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