Keith Joubert was one of South Africa’s leading painters of contemporary wildlife, environmental and tribal themes. He lived and worked in Africa’s wild places and travelled continually in pursuit of answers to questions that troubled and inspired him. Keith often focused on issues related to people living subsistence lifestyles while coming into conflict with wildlife species under pressure to survive – and how this conflict is resolved.

His paintings depict the full cycle of life forms from the cellular level to the greater land mammals such as elephants and rhinos. Keith occasionally worked in bronze sculpture as an added dimension to the understanding of his subject matter. Earthy and abstract imagery intermingles in oil on canvas with the mysterious and magical – offering both reality and the transcendent together within the grandeur of African landscapes.


His Life

Keith and Mark Read in Linyanti

Read Keith’s biography

Read Keith’s biography in the Everard Read article by Mark Read