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Sasson Anne



Anne Sassoon was born in North Wales, UK and grew up in Johannesburg, where she became known as a figurative artist, exhibiting at Gallery 101 and the Market Gallery. She studied at the Byam Shaw School of Art and Hornsey College of Art in London, and in 1992 received BA (Hons) Fine Art at Middlesex University, London.
During the apartheid years in South Africa, she made drawings at political trials for publication; co-curated several photography exhibitions with photographer David Goldblatt; and wrote art reviews for the Rand Daily Mail. She lived in London from 1986; showed at the Thumb Gallery and Boundary Gallery, among others; had a solo exhibition at Gallery Westland Place in 2001; showed in “Rebels and Rubies” at the Barbican Gallery in 1996. In London, she wrote art reviews for Dialogue Magazine.
She has lived in Jerusalem since 1997, when she became artist-in-residence and curator of exhibitions at Yakar Gallery; is art reviewer for The Jerusalem Report and also writes for Artcritical, New York.

Public Collections

Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem
South African Constitutional Court, Johannesburg
Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, London
Middlesex University, London
Johannesburg Art Gallery
Durban Art Gallery
Gertrude Posel Museum, Johannesburg
Sasol Art Collection, South Africa
Omanut La’am, Israel
The national museum- Oliewenhuis Art Museum, Bloemfontein


Solo exhibitions

1970 Gallery 101, Johannesburg
1978 Market Gallery, Johannesburg
1980 Helen de Leeuw Gallery, Johannesburg
1996 Coffee Gallery, London
1996 College of the Atlantic, Maine, USA
1998 Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg
2000 Lighthouse Gallery, Jaffa
2001 “Isaac/Ishmael”, Artspace, Jerusalem
2001 Gallery Westland Place, London
2004 Eating etc, Yakar Gallery, Jerusalem
2008 Facing the Desert, Galerie Leo.Coppi, Berlin
2010 36 Views of Lion’s Head, These Four Walls, Cape Town
2010 Ghost Memory and Other Paintings, Jozi Art Lab, Johannesburg
2011 planned for November, Artspace, Jerusalem

Selected Group Exhibitions

1983 Sassoon, Hodgins & Bell, Carriagehouse Gallery, Johannesburg
1983 Sassoon, Hodgins & Bell, Carriage House Gallery, Johannesburg
1984 Figurative Painters, Market Gallery, Johannesburg
1985 Trienniale, South Africa
1985 Tributaries, toured South Africa and Germany
1985 Women Artists, Market Gallery, Johannesburg
1985 Wolpe Gallery, Cape Town
1988 Represented Thumb Gallery, Bath Festival, UK
1990 Six South African Painters”, Sternberg Centre, London
1996 Rubies and Rebels, Barbican Gallery, London
1996 Boundary Gallery, London
1997 Art Festival, Munich, Germany
1998 Dealing with Conflict, Houston, USA
2001 Traces – Contemporary Drawing in Israel, Artists’ House, Jerusalem
2004 Rishumim II, Artists’ House, Jerusalem
2005 Dislocated Landscape, Yakar Gallery, Jerusalem
2006 Beyond Graffiti, Bronfman Center, New York
2007 Rishumim lll, Artists’ House, Jeusalem
2007 Equal and Less Equal, Museum On The Seam, Jerusalem
2007, 2004 and 2001 Traces I, II and III, Artists House, Jerusalem
2008 Personal Space, Public Views, Yakar Gallery, Jerusalem
2008 Becoming: Visions of Childhood, Center, New York ()
2010 Angaza, Greatmore Studios, Cape Town
2010 Irma Stern Museum, Cape Town

Public Collections

Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem
South African Constitutional Court, Johannesburg
Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, London
Middlesex University, London
Johannesburg Art Gallery
Durban Art Gallery
Gertrude Posel Museum, Johannesburg
Sasol Art Collection, South Africa
Omanut La’am, Israel