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Wine Sun Disk
Bronze  62cm diameter, weight 30 kg

Twisted Torso
Bronze   19 X 40 cm

Head of Young Girl
Terracotta   Life size

Frisky Foal
Bronze    25 x 30 cm

Each bronze sculpture is cast in seven editions only. They can be ordered or commissioned from the artist

Dr. W. D. François Malherbe
Thibaultstreet 8
Stellenbosch 7600
021 8839692 

Fana Malherbe

Fana Malherbe

Sculptor and author of several books

After a successful career as a plastic surgeon in Cape Town, Fana Malherbe has now made his lifetime hobby of sculpting his full-time occupation.

Willem Daniel François Malherbe was born on 1 February 1930 in Stellenbosch.
His parents were Marié and F. E. J. Malherbe, Professor of Afrikaans at Stellenbosch University.
Fana attended the Paul Roos Gymnasium in Stellenbosch.
He studied at the Universities of Cape Town (MBCh.B) and Amsterdam (MD)
and trained as Plastic Surgeon in Holland and England.
He was in private practice as plastic surgeon in Cape Town for 40 years until his retirement in February 2000.
During his years of training in England, he took art classes and later a course in sculpture at the Cape Technicon. In 2000 he attended the Slade Art School at the University College of London for an advanced course in sculpture. He no longer reconstructs living tissue but is now a full time sculptor in stone and clay, the human body still being his main interest. His work can be found in private collections throughout South Africa as well as many public collections including a bust of C. Louis Leipoldt, in the foyer of the Louis Leipoldt Hospital in Bellville and a bust of Prof. Mike de Vries in the Sasol Art Gallery in Stellenbosch.

Fana Malherbe is married to Wilma Malherbe. They have four daughters.
Hobbies: Making sculptures, numismatics, swimming
He likes to read legal thrillers


H.A.J.B. Hammerschmidt, Medical Practitioner in Stellenbosch 1858 - 1860 (Co-author, Wilma Malherbe) Stellenbosch Museum, 1999
Spreekkamerstories - 'n Lepel vol Lag, Human en Rousseau, 2001

Co-author of medical textbooks

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