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    Introduction
    William Kentridge (born 28 April 1955) is a South African artist best known for his prints, drawings, and animated films. The latter are constructed by filming a drawing, making erasures and changes, and filming it again. He continues this process meticulously, giving each change to the drawing a quarter of a second to two seconds' screen time. A single drawing will be altered and filmed this way until the end of a scene. These palimpsest-like drawings are later displayed along with the films as finished pieces of art.Kentridge has created art work as part of design of theatrical productions, both plays and operas. He has served as art director and overall director of numerous productions, collaborating with other artists, puppeteers and others in creating productions that combine drawings and multi-media combinations.
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    Nationality
    South African
    Gender
    Male
    Roles
    Artist, Animator, Manufacturer, Art Director, Graphic Artist, Painter, Paper Artist, Sculptor, Video Artist
    Names
    William Kentridge, William Joseph Kentridge
    Ulan
    500116197
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    Works

    129 works online

    Exhibitions

    Publication

    • William Kentridge: Trace. Prints from The Museum of Modern Art Exhibition catalogue, Hardcover, 112 pages
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