About the artist: Esther Mahlangu
Esther Mahlangu is a celebrated artist, humanitarian and royal member of the Ndebele tribe in the Gauteng region of South Africa. From the teachings of her mother and grandmother, she began her artistic career at the age of 10. Now 80-years-old she is known for her bold, larger than life designs, painted on the exteriors of her village’s homes and in major international campaigns like ours.
In the authentic style of Ndebele tribal art, she has created a unique visual language that speaks to us all, and represents the (BELVEDERE)RED campaign values of support, security, change, and unity.
Widening accessibility to education and eliminating HIV/AIDS are causes dear to Esther. Her art for the campaign is inspired by the four powerful values and all her proceeds are donated to the school she built "to teach the children."