Legend of Icarus series of Signs and Symbols
The Greek legend about Icarus, who insulted the Sun by flying too near the God who punished him by melting his wings made of wax and wood causing him to fall to his death in the Ionian Sea.
Mollie Townsend (nee Mary Edith Stewart) born Smithfield, O.F.S., South
Africa, October 1921.
Private art lessons from Zerfii Caldecott, Wynberg, Cape Province. 1939
Studied at the Academic de la Grande Chaumiefre, Paris, 1971 and the
Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town, 1972-1975 B.A.(Fine
Lived in Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia) 1954-1956 and the Bechuanaland
Protectorate (now Botswana) 1956-1971.
Amongst numerous commissions are the designs of two Botswana postage
stamps (S.G.186-189 and 249-252)
Worked at The Graphic Workshop, Claremont and Observatory, alongside Sue
Williamson and others from 1980 - 1993
Held numerous solo exhibitions and taken part in many group...
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