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Born: 1892/1896
Died: 1977 03 08


No clarification on his date of birth, most sites give his birth as 1892/1896 to allow for the uncertainty of the year.

Moses Kottler was a South African painter and sculptor. He is widely regarded, along with Anton van Wouw and Lippy Lipshitz, as one of the most important South African sculptors. This triumvirate had the distinction of also having excelled at using pictorial media; Lipshitz with monotypes and Van Wouw in painting and drawing. Kottler's work in oils earned him additional consideration as a painter. He was responsible for large figures representing Literature, Sculpture, Architecture, Medicine, Music, History, Philosophy and Painting on the facade of the Public Library in Johannesburg.

See also:
South African History Online

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Public Library: 1932-1934. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Artist facade sculptures
University of the Witwatersrand, War Memorial: n.d.. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Sculptor

Books citing KOTTLER

Scholtz, J du P. 1976. Moses Kottler: His Cape Years. Cape Town: Tafelberg. pp All