Abe Mathabe is a renowned African artist best known for his prints and miniatures. Born in 1959 in an informal settlement named Pimville in Soweto, he has been hailed as one of the finest individuals in his field. He received a sponsorship to study at the Johannesburg Art Foundation and qualified after only 2 years. He later did print making at Artist Proof Studio in Newtown, Johannesburg. Mathabe has been in the visual arts field for more than 10 years.