Background Information

Portrait: Margaret Gradwell

Margaret Gradwell

Born 4 March 1956 in Pretoria, South Africa


She lives and works in Pretoria


  • Attended University of Pretoria and obtained a BA (Fine Arts) degree with distinction in 1977
  • Then completed a post graduate Higher Education Diploma
  • Was invited to join the teaching staff of the Department of Fine Arts and History of Art, University of Pretoria in 1980
  • Was appointed Associate Professor of Fine Art at the University of Pretoria in 1999


  • Arts and Culture Committee: University of Pretoria
  • Trustee of the Villa Collection: University of Pretoria
  • Metro Museum Advisory Committee: City Council of Pretoria
  • Vice-President: Association of Arts, Pretoria
  • Vice-President: South African National Association for the Visual Arts
  • Program Coordinator: School of Arts; Marketing Committee; Community Service Committee

Ad-hoc Arts Councilor

  • Various cooperative companies like SASOL, TELKOM, ABSA, Pretoria Portland Cement, Santam
  • Various galleries like Guilde Gallery, Millenium Gallery, Tina Skukan Gallery


  • Judging Art Competitions
  • Subject Advisor for Printmaking, Painting, Art Education and community-based Arts and Culture projects
  • Winner of the Zonnebloem Fine Arts Award in 1996

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