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About The Artist

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  • Raised by two professional artist parents.
  • Fine Art training at Pernby's Molarskola in Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Scenic art training under various designers, amongst others, Johan Engels, Peter Cazalet, Anthony Farmer and Bruno Santini.
  • Appointed as Head of the Scenic Art Department of both CAPAC and Pact respectively.
  • Nominated for several awards such as the "Ivan and Lillian Solomon" Award. Received the "Friends of the Opera" Award for painting.
  • First solo exhibition in 1985; numerous other solo and group exhibitions, e.g. the 1991 Cape Town Triennial.
  • Noteworthy corporate commissions include: Anglo Vaal and SA Breweries.
  • Public collections: SA National Gallery Cape Town, Pretoria Art Museum, SASOL Art Collection and Telkom Collection.
  • Various portait commissions; notably the late, dr Johannes Stegmann, Chancellor of the University of the Free State and the Head of SASOL.
  • Works included in numerous local private collections; also in the USA, Canada and Europe.
  • Solo exhibition, "The Spirit of the Ancestors - towards African Renaissance" (1999).
  • Based in Pretoria.


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