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William Kentridge Awarded Honorary Degree from the University of London

William Kentridge

William Kentridge NoseAcclaimed South African artist, William Kentridge, known for his dramatic charcoal drawings and work in film and theatre, has received and honorary degree from the University of London in recognition of his contribution to art.

His father, Sir Sydney Kentridge, a member of Nelson Mandela’s legal team, received the same acknowledgement in 1995, making this the first time in 175 years that two generations of the same family have received the University’s accolade.

In his acceptance speech, Kentridge said he was “delighted” to join the list of distinguished graduands, which includes his daughter who graduated from the University last year:

South African artist William Kentridge, known for his innovative use of charcoal drawing, animation, film and theatre, received an honorary degree from the University of London on Wednesday 30 November in recognition of his contribution to art.

He follows his father Sir Sydney Kentridge, a member of Nelson Mandela’s legal team, who received the same accolade in 1995. This is the first time two generations of the same family have received this honour in the University’s 175 year history.

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