Esther Mahlangu South African , b. 1935

Esther Mahlangu is globally acclaimed for her bright and bold abstract paintings that are inspired by Ndebele design.


She was a disruptor from an early age, becoming the first person to reimagine Ndebele design that is tradionally used for decorating houses on contemporary mediums.


Dr Mahlangu has spent more than 7 decades practising her artform and has travelled extensively to collaborate with the world's most respected museums, galleries, curators, art fairs, celebrities and global brands.


In 1991 she became the first lady and first African to participate in the BMW Art Car Collection alongside other notables of the likes of Andy Warhol, David Hockney, Roy Lichtenstein and Frank Stella.