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THE “BIG FIVE” WITHIN THE SOWETO SCHOOL OF ART …

 The “Big Five” within the “Soweto School of Art” group consists of the following five artists: Winston Winston (1950 – 1995), Speelman Mahlangu (1958 – 2004), Joe Maseko (1938 – 2007), Eli Kobeli (1932 – 1999), and Peter Sibeko (1940 - 2013). The criteria which has been used to identify these five artists will be discussed in detail per individual artist in the section about the life and history of the artist. In addition to these five artists another two individuals within the group cannot be left out as their impact on the group as a whole was of great significance, the two artists are David Mbele (1940 – 2010) or the gentle giant as everyone referred to him, and Solomon Sekhaelelo (1937 -     ). At the time of writing this chapter (2015), Solomon was the oldest surviving member of the “Soweto School of Art” group.