He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in politics and African studies from the University of the Witwatersrand. He then went on to study Fine Arts at the Johannesburg Art Foundation.
About William Kentridge
South African artist and animator best known for a sequence of hand-drawn animated films he produced between 1989 and 2003. Much of his artistic output has touched upon the socio-political conditions of Apartheid-era South Africa, as well as the concepts of time and change. His animated work was featured at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival.
His parents, Sydney Kentridge and Felicia Geffen, were both lawyers.
Friends and colleagues
He based his series of prints, "Ubu Tells the Truth," on Alfred Jarry's 1896 play Ubu Roi.
He was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree by Columbia University in 2022. He shares examples of his work on his williamkentridgestudio Instagram account.