Sydney Kumalo (1935-1988) was a South African contemporary artist and sculptor. He was born in Sophiatown, Johannesburg, and raised in a Zulu family. His upbringing and the cultural and political differences in his community had a significant influence on his work.
Kumalo is best known for his work with metal and creating metal figures with his sculptures. He was a master of his craft, and his work is characterized by its beauty, strength, and power. His sculptures often explore themes of identity, culture, and the human condition.