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Langdown, Amos

1930 - 2006

"As I dip my brush into paint, I dip it into my soul and he who cannot appreciate this, does not have a soul."

Amos Langdown was born in Plettenberg Bay in 1930. His interest in art dates back to his childhood. He completed a BA degree at the University of Port Elizabeth. After a long teaching career, Amos worked as an art advisor in the Southern and Eastern Cape.

He worked in various media, but showed a preference for oil. His paintings show a deep understanding of and sympathy for the people and events in the world surrounding him.

The artist participated in various international exhibitions, for example the Venice Biennale in Italy and the Sub-Saharan African Exhibition that toured the USA for a year. All the works in the latter exhibition were sold and can be seen at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington.

His work also forms part of several overseas and local collections, and his many solo exhibitions included one held at the University of Port Elizabeth in 1988.