Keith Joubert(South African, 1948-2013)
Born in Germiston, east of Johannesburg, Joubert studied at the Johannesburg School of Art from 1963 to 1967, after which he worked commercially for a few years. Beginning in 1970, Joubert began painting African wildlife and the environment. Although he also traveled extensively through South Africa, he spent a majority of his time in the Okavango Swamps of Botswana, where he had a houseboat and a studio camp at Linyanti. His studio reflected his preference of maintaining a carefree and simple existence: a tent during the winter and a simple tarpaulin in the summer. He owned a large farm near the northern part of Kruger Park where he was frequently visited by elephants and other game. One of Africa’s most successful contemporary artists, his work can be found in various corporate and private collections worldwide.