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Born: 1896 02 01
Died: 1976 09 09


Ivan Mitford-Barberton was born in Somerset East, Eastern Cape. He taught art at the Michaelis School of Art in Cape Town and was sculptor of several monuments in South Africa, inter alia the controversial bronze statue of Gen. J.C. Smuts in Cape Town. He died on 9 September 1976 in Hout Bay, Cape Town.

(South African History Online)

List of projects

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1820 Settlers - Stone of Memory: 1953. Selborne, East London, Eastern Cape - Designer
1820 Settlers' Memorial: 1953. Makhanda (Grahamstown), Eastern Cape - Designer
Bible Monument: 1962. Makhanda (Grahamstown), Eastern Cape - Artist - sculptured bronze panels
Colonial Mutual Life Building: 1933. Durban, KwaZulu-Natal - Artist
Jan Smuts Statue: 1974. Cape Town, Western Cape - Sculptor
Nongqawuse Grave: 1969. Alexandria, Eastern Cape - Artist
Post Office: 1948. George, Western Cape - Artist
SA Mutual Life Assurance Society Building - Mutual Heights: 1934-1936. Cape Town, Western Cape - Artist
Settler Family: 1969. Makhanda (Grahamstown), Eastern Cape - Sculptor


Crump, Alan & Van Niekerk, Raymund. 1988. Public sculptures & reliefs Cape Town. Cape Town: Clifton Publications. pp 30, 31 (ill.), 32; 34; 36; 38; 68; 81

K[nox], WH (Editor). 1933-4. Arts in South Africa, The. Durban: Knox printing and publishing. pp 182

SAWW & Wooten & Gibson. 1963. Who's Who of Southern Africa 1963. Johannesburg: Wooten & Gibson (Pty) Ltd. pp 541

Werth, Albert & Harmsen, Frieda. 1993. Our Art/Ons Kuns 4. Pretoria: Foundation for Education, Science and Technology. pp 18–25