Sketch of Flying Shaman

Bruce Murray Arnott

15 SEPTEMBER 1938 – 19 JULY 2018

Bruce Murray Arnott – sculptor, researcher, educator, curator and designer – was born in Highflats, KwaZulu-Natal. He studied at the Michaelis School of Fine Art (University of Cape Town) and the Courtauld Institute of Art (London).

He worked at the South African National Gallery as Assistant Director and taught at the University of Cape Town where he was a Professor of Fine Art, Director of the Michaelis School of Fine Art, and was a University Life Fellow and Emeritus Professor.

He was interested in Western and African art and published and exhibited mainly in South Africa.


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Michaelis remembers Bruce Arnott

Emeritus Professor Bruce Murray Arnott passed away in Cape Town on Friday 20 July, just short of his 80th birthday. He was a formidable sculptor and academic, who taught at the Michaelis School of Fine Art, UCT between 1978 and his retirement in 2003, and continued his association as a postgraduate supervisor and examiner.