Jan Juta

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Jan Juta (1895-1990) was a South African painter and author.


Born Jan C. Juta in Cape Town, son of Sir Henry Juta and brother of travel author and playwright Rene Juta.

Juta studied art at South Africa College, Cape Town; Christchurch College, Oxford; Slade School of Fine Art, London; Belles Artes, Madrid; the British School, Rome; and with Maurice Dňis and in Paris. Made a name for himself as a muralist and illustrator, living in both London and Mendham, USA, from 1944 to 1966, later settling permanently in Mendham from 1966, where he passed away on December 4, 1990.

Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance

Author of Look Out for the Ostriches: Tales of South Africa (1949) and Background in Sunshine: Memories of South Africa (New York: Charles Scribner and Sons, 1972.) The latter contains information on South African performance, including the work of René Juta and Barney Barnato.





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