|Birth Day:||March 18, 1940|
|Death Date:||Jun 28, 2011 (age 71)|
As per our current Database, Ronald Harrison died on Jun 28, 2011 (age 71).
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He studied art at the Alexander Sinton Secondary School in Cape Town, South Africa.
Harrison was born on 18 March 1940 to Jeanette and William Harrison in Athlone and he always showed a talent for art. At the age of eight he was on his father's shoulders when the crowd he was in received a baton charge from the local police who objected to their politics. He joined Alexander Sinton Secondary School in [Athlone ] of Cape Town in 1954 where he was taught painting. In 1962, during South Africa's apartheid era, his most famous work, Black Christ, was unveiled at St Luke's Church in the Cape Town suburb of Salt River. It depicted African National Congress leader Chief Albert Luthuli as Christ crucified, flanked by two Roman centurions, then National Party prime minister Hendrik Verwoerd and justice minister John Vorster.
As a result, he was arrested and tortured by the security police. The painting was smuggled to the United Kingdom after it was banned in South Africa, and the painting was returned in 1997.
He died of a heart-attack on 28 June 2011 at his niece's house in Mitchell's Plain.
Currently, Ronald Harrison is 81 years, 4 months and 8 days old. Ronald Harrison will celebrate 82nd birthday on a Friday 18th of March 2022.
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