Cape Town

Passing Scene

British printmaker Rupert Shephard (1902-1992) was inspired by the people and cultures of South Africa to create the eighteen prints in this limited-edition portfolio (200 copies). Ndebele women, known for their beadwork and colorful geometric murals, are portrayed here in a warm, lively setting in this lino-cut print from the portfolio. Shephard taught printmaking at Michaelis Art School in Cape Town, South Africa, from 1948 to 1962.