Hannes Harrs is renowned in South Africa and Europe for his talents as a sculptor, painter and graphic artist. Although his origins are clearly European, he has been inspired by the rhythms of Africa. Harrs was born in 1927 in Eckernforde, Germany. His passionate involvement with Africa dates back to his childhood, when an uncle, a ship’s captain, brought him artifacts from the continent. He became so interested with them that it led to an obsession that brought him to Africa in 1950. Harrs’ love for Africa, its people and culture is a focus for his work.