Jean Doyle

Born: 1912, Wynberg, Cape Town Died: 1997, London, England Jean Doyle is an internationally-recognised sculptor from South Africa whose trademark of the fuller female-figure offers interesting social critiques. Please explore the website further where Jean Doyle has presented several aspects of her bronze work – the “Spirit of Women” bronze sculptures, the African Images, some Miniature bronzes and Lifesize bronze sculptures. Jean has won international commisisons which include the famous Just Nuisance in Simons Town, South Africa, two diamond miners for Diamonds South Africa (Pty) Ltd; and Kifangondo, Angola’s National Monument which depicts National Freedom. Kifangondo is considered to be one of the largest artworks on the African Continent – it weighs just under 8 tons, stands 9 metres high and took just under a year to complete. “Jean Doyle’s work is renowned all over the world and her veneration of the fuller female figure has become a trademark of her work as well as a tool for social commentary.” Zanele Mbeki
 Artist CV
  A Sculptor of figures and wildlife. Works in Bronze, Studies: 1961-63 Cape Town Training College, under Stephen de Villiers, gaining a Higher Primary Teachers Certificate; 1983 SA Institute of foundrymen, under Dr A Koursaris. Profile: A member of the SAAA; 1964 taught at Alicedale Primary School, Cape Province; from 1976 a sculpture teacher at Studio 6, Wynberg, Cape Town; 1978-81 at Cape Town Art Centre and in 1986 at Disa House, Cape Town. 1970-71 Illustrated Douglas Hey's articles for Die Burger; 1975 designed a birds of prey identification poster for the Department of Nature and Environmental Conservation; 1983 Illustrations for a medical textbook, by KE Sapire. 1971-75 a restorer with the Department of Nature and Environmental Conservation. In 1983 she opened a bronze foundry in Cape Town and was elected a member of the SA Institute of Foundrymen. 1980 visited the USA. Exhibitions: From 1980 she has participated in several group exhibitions in the USA and SA; 1980 The Venue, Sea Point, Cape Town, first of five solo exhibitions held in SA and SWA/Namibia. Represented: Pietersburg Collection; University of the North. Public Commissions: Several Portraits of Busts from 1980; 1984 "Just Nuisance", Simonstown; 1984 Commemorative plaque of Mansergh, Cape Agulhas. jean doyle jean doyle jean doyle