Marlene Dumas (Artist) Bio, Age, Net Worth, Husband, 10 Quick Facts

Marlene Dumas

Marlene Dumas Biography and Wiki

Marlene Dumas is a renowned South African artist and painter currently based in the Netherlands. Dumas is known for her thought-provoking and emotionally charged paintings. Dumas’s work often explores themes of identity, race, and sexuality, creating powerful and evocative pieces that resonate with viewers.

Marlene Dumas’s journey as an artist is quite remarkable. She has navigated through different themes and styles, constantly pushing boundaries and challenging perceptions with her artwork.

In 1976, Dumas relocated to Amsterdam, Netherlands, where she currently lives and she is one of the country’s prolific painters. Moreover, she has featured in some films including Alice Neel (2007), Kentridge and Dumas in Conversation (2009),  Screwed (2017), and The Future is Now! (2011).

10 Quick Facts About Marlene Dumas

  • Name: Marlene Dumas
  • Age: 70 years old
  • Birthdate: August 3, 1953
  • Zodiac Sign: Leo
  • Place of Birth: Cape Town, South Africa
  • Parents: Helena Sophia Mans and Petrus Johannes Dumas
  • Husband: Jan Andriesse
  • Height: N/A
  • Net Worth: $5 Million
  • Education: University of Cape Town, Ateliers ’63 in Harlem, University of Amsterdam

Marlene Dumas Age and Birthday

Dumas was born on August 3, 1953, in Cape Town, South Africa. She is 70 years old and she will be turning 71 years old on August 3, 2024. Her zodiac sign is Leo.

Marlene Dumas’s Height and Weight

Dumas’s body measurements are currently not available.

Marlene Dumas Family

Dumas was born in Cape Town, South Africa. She grew up in the semi-rural region of Kuils River on a wine farm. She is the third child of Helena Sophia Mans and Petrus Johannes Dumas. 

Marlene Dumas

Marlene Dumas Husband

Dumas was married to Jan Andriesse, a Dutch Postwar and Contemporary artist who was born in 1950. They have a daughter Helena born in 1989. Unfortunately, Dumas’s husband died from cancer in 2021.

Marlene Dumas Education

Dumas studied art at the University of Cape Town from 1972 to 1975. She later joined Ateliers ’63 in Harlem, which is now located in Amsterdam. She also studied psychology at the University of Amsterdam.

Marlene Dumas’s Net Worth

Having a long and successful career as an artist, Dumas has an estimated net worth of about $4 Million as of 2024.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is Marlene Dumas?

Dumas is a renowned South African artist and painter currently based in the Netherlands.

What do Marlene Dumas’s portraits represent?

Dumas’s painting presents an emotion or state of mind. Her work often explores themes of identity, race, and sexuality.

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