• Francine Scialom Greenblatt

    Francine Scialom Greenblatt (born 1951 Cairo, Egypt) is interested in sharing a private universe in the most compelling, painterly manner. At the core of her work, FSG sees eroticism not simply as a sexual activity, or as the biology of reproduction, but rather as a psychological quest.


    Her MA thesis, entitled ‘Open Diary: Biography/Autobiography as Historical Context’ describes the dynamics of perception and the imperative for a visual language that reflects her multicultural and linguistic heritage. As a self-proclaimed artist/voyeur, hers is an invitation for the viewer to become an active participant, bound in the hope of shared experience. Bodies of work over the years, containing both figurative and abstract elements, combine the carnal and the spirit with sociopolitical acumen.

    "As an Artist-Painter-Voyeur, I explore the Inter-Personal, using figurative and non-figurative means to make images that resonate on many levels. My challenge is the loss of the Private when made Public."

    - Francine Scialom Greenblatt

    FSG has had solo shows in Paris, New York and Cape Town and is represented internationally in many private and public collections. She lives and works in London.


    • Important Dates
    • 1973
    • - Joined Graphic Workshop Lecturer Cape Town Art Centre (Life drawing, Painting, Basic Design)
    • 1976-87
    • - Directed Independent Art Studio/Workshop
    • - Member of SA Association of Arts (Western Cape) committee Member of SAAA selection committee
    • - Chairperson SAAA (Western Cape)
    • - Member SA National Gallery Board
    • - Member SA National Gallery Viewing Committee
    • 1991 – 1992
    • - UCT Masters Program
    • - Freelance lecturing on personal work and contemporary painting in general
    • - Public Collections and Commissions
    • - South African National Gallery
    • - Ingenuity Group
    • - Sasol Collection
    • - SA Fine Worsteds
    • Private/Public portrait commissions
    • - Stage Panels for John Ford’s ‘Tis Pity she’s a Whore’, Nico Malan Theatre
    • - Wooltru Collection
    • - Telcom South Africa
    • - Protea Hotel Group
    • - Louisenhof Wine Estate
    • - Old Mutual Properties
    • - Associated Magazines Fabiani
    • - South African Brandy Foundation
    • - Vodacom South Africa