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Tuesday, September 8, 2009


Well loved Alexander Podlashuc "Pod" dies on September 5.

Well-known South African artist and art educator Alexander Podlashuc has died in Cape Town at the age of 79. 'Pod', as he was affectionately known by family, friends and students, was a superb graphic artist and painter. His life encompassed separate careers in Pretoria, Bloemfontein, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town.

His formal artistic training began when he was only 16 at the Michaelis School of Fine Art at UCT. Podlashuc's critical and somewhat rebellious nature, as well as his interest in modern art saw him clash with his mentors and he was expelled from the School.

(Read Hayden Proud's full obituary at )