A Few South Africans: Jenny Curtis Schoon

CCAC #: 0323
Artwork title: A Few South Africans: Jenny Curtis Schoon
Artist(s): Sue Williamson
Year made: 1985
Artwork type: Paper
Medium: Photo etching / Silkscreen on paper
Framed dimensions (in mm): 1215 x 975
Edition: 4/20
Artwork series: A Few South Africans
Source: Donated by Albie Sachs who purchased from artist
Year acquired: 1996
Installation type: Movable artwork
Location area: On private display

Jenny and her husband, Marius, fled the country due to persecution for their anti-apartheid activism. In 1984, Jenny and her daughter were killed in Angola when she opened a parcel bomb sent by the security police. Her son witnessed the bombing. The perpetrators were granted amnesty by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

CCAC 428018

Photographer: Ben Law-Viljoen
Photo copyright: CCT

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