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Jenny and Katryn, Don’t Mourn: Fight

A work made of offset lithograph on white wove paper.

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  • A work made of offset lithograph on white wove paper.




Judy A. Seidman (American, born 1951, active in Botswana and South Africa)
Thamsanqa (Thami) Mnyele (South African, 1948-1985)

About this artwork

Jeanette “Jenny” Schoon and her husband, Marius, were staunch anti-apartheid activists. On June 28, 1984, Jenny and her six-year-old daughter Katryn were killed in their home in northern Angola. Jenny had opened a letter bomb that the South African police had intended for her husband. Marius was out of town; their two-year old son Fritz was far enough away from the explosion to survive. Aware of the apartheid government’s desire to assassinate Marius, the family had relocated from Botswana to Angola for safety. The slogan on this poster urges viewers to honor the victims’ legacies through continued resistance.


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Judy Ann Seidman


Jenny and Katryn, Don’t Mourn: Fight


South Africa (Artist's nationality:)

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Offset lithograph on white wove paper


35.7 × 25.5 cm (14 1/16 × 10 1/16 in.)

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Gift of Artworkers Retirement Society

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