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  -  30 Paintings in 30 Days   -  30 in 30 Day 3

Juba Old Town
Juba Business District
Charcoal and Acrylic on Paper 20cmx27cm

In 1922, а small number оf Greek traders established Juba оn the western bank оf the White Nile. The Greeks, whо hаd excellent relations wіth the indigenous tribe оf Juba, built whаt іs known today аs the Business District were the оnly permanent structures tо be found until the early 1940s.

Today, as the new state of South Sudan develops, these old buildings are rapidly disappearing, with little planning, replaced with faceless multistory precast concrete and cinder block boxes.

In his time Jan has been an electronics, nuclear and power system engineer, a strategist, a humanitarian and an artist. A career path linked by creativity and innovative thinking. Initially trained at the Johannesburg College of Art, Jan has won numerous international awards and has exhibited nationally and internationally. He can be found in his studio ‘Jandreart’ located at Thesen Harbour Town, Knysna.

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