The Irma Stern Trust Collection
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This website is dedicated to the art and the life of the internationally recognized South African artist, Irma Stern™ who was born on 2 October1894 and died on 23 August 1966.

In terms of her will Irma Stern™ left her collection in trust for the encouragement and promotion of Fine Arts within and outside South Africa. In the spirit of her wishes the Trustees of the Irma Stern™ Trust have decided to make available online a catalogue of the full collection for the use of the general public, students and researchers.

The Irma Stern™ Trust Collection consists of two parts: works by Irma Stern™ which include oil paintings, works on paper, ceramics and sculpture, and Irma Stern’s™ personal collection of artefacts.

The Collection is housed in ‘The Firs’, Chapel Road, Rosebank, Cape Town, where Irma Stern™ lived and worked from 1928 until her death. The University of Cape Town manages ‘The Firs’ as the UCT Irma Stern™ Museum.

The website offers a biography of Irma Stern™, a full catalogue of her collection and a selection of the themes represented in the Collection.

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