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Born 1954 in Johannesburg

Mandy Spiegel is a first generation South African, of German and Dutch parentage. She has lived as an adult in Holland, the UK and Singapore.

Her South African upbringing encouraged a focus on African masks and motifs, landscapes and ancestral rituals.

Her art making was influenced from early years by Maria Stein-Lessing and Leo Spiegel, Alexis Preller, Walter Battiss and Irma Stern,  subsequently Stanley Pinker and Peggy Delport.

Mandy's previous focuses have been on portraiture, anthropomorphic figures, displaced items, and gender.

Her more recent artwork includes references to sculpture and monuments, inspired by natural objects  extracted from their environment and placed into fantasy.

Sources include Zimbabwean wooden statuettes, French garden figurines, naval prow figureheads, Bauhaus collection artefacts,  the V & A  Sculptural collections, Charleston furniture, Rwandan images, parrots, Sea Point trees and sulphur hot springs. Links are made visually between disparate environments and indicate fusion versus dislocation.


B.A.F.A. A.T.C. Adv.Dip.A.Th.

Graduated from Michaelis School of Fine Art in 1977 with Maciver Scholarship

Postgraduate studies at Goldsmiths’ College, University of London in Art Education and Art Therapy

Taught and worked as S.E.N. specialist using creative processes


Dream now, dream not, the annual Winter Solstice Exhibition, The Cape Gallery

Winchester Mansions Hotel Cape Town

Geoffrey Whitworth Theatre, London

Blackheath Halls

Tudor Barn, London

Graphics for B.A.A.T. publications

Commissions for Lino Printing in Journal Publications
Harold Wolpe Gallery

Private Commissions, London and Denmark, ongoing

Mandy Spiegel
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Title: African roots
Size: 50 x 50 cm
Media: Oil on canvas
Price: R 6 960 unframed

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