Cecil Kerbel

Cecil Kerbel met Fred Page in the early 1960s through a cousin who had purchased a Page work. He and his wife Miriam were to visit and retain their friendship with the artist throughout his lifetime, purchasing many works from Page. The couple supported him at local exhibitions and introduced him to collectors, later fostering his relationship with well-known Cape Town art dealer Joe Wolpe, who was to market Page throughout the major period of the artist’s production.

Over a period of thirty years, Cecil collected newspaper cuttings, catalogues, reviews and photographs with a view to publishing a biography on Page. He has always championed Page’s unique vision and maintained that up until now the artist has not been properly appreciated.

Cecil has a legal practice in Port Elizabeth and is married with four children.