1935 – 2016
Richard Wake was an artist and teacher who enabled huge shifts in artistic practice in South Africa in the late 1960s and 1970s. Following a move to Germany in 1973 he continued to work prolifically into the 21st century producing permanent public works and influential exhibitions.
Richard Wake was part of a generation educated at the Michaelis School of Fine Art in Cape Town in the 1950s by artists such as Lippy Lipschitz.
He is survived by his wife and their two daughters.
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