Keith Joubert was a South African artist best known for his paintings of East African wildlife and indigenous communities. Joubert colored his works using a wash application to create realist depictions of elephants, leopards, zebras, hyenas, and wildebeests within pared down environments. He was deeply interested in the co-existence between people and their natural environments, sometimes incorporating the two in an abstract way into his paintings. Born in 1948 in Germiston, South Africa, he spent much of his childhood traveling to and from different mining towns, as his fathers was a mining surveyor. The artist studied industrial design at the Johannesburg School of Art and later worked as a book illustrator, cartoonist, and sign writer. In 1970, Joubert dedicated himself to his personal art, spending much of his life traveling and making work throughout Namibia, Mozambique, Botswana, and South Africa. The artist died on January 31, 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa.