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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Bruce Arnott: 1938-2018 by Kim Gurney

Bruce Arnott: 1938-2018

News about the death of one of South Africa's foremost sculptors, Bruce Arnott, sent me straight to his Alma Mater, a goddess-like Caryatid figure atop a tall column. But the telling detail – and in Arnott's work, there is always a telling detail – is the chameleon perched triumphantly atop her headdress.