Drawings by Cora Coetzee Click for enlargements
Cora worked for Nasionale Pers and at the South African Museum for Natural
History as an illustrator also doing freelance work for publishers Tafelberg
and Human & Rousseau.
She started drawing in pencil and pen and ink and, gradually, she added a dry brush which became her favourite technique. She illustrated over 150 children's books, 3 coffee table books, a number of calendars, and willingly accepted anything which could be considered a new challenge, especially if it afforded an opportunity to her sense of humor.
After 35 years of illustrating she now derives great pleasure in doing only large landscapes, still working with brush and ink (also fingers), and charcoal studies of the wonderfully diverse South African people.
Photo by Philip de Vos 1985
Award: Katrine Harries Medal in 1979 for illustrating.
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