Conrad Theys

Born: 1940 Montague, Cape Province Conrad Theys was born in Montaque, Western Cape in 1940. He grew up in Loeriesfontein in the North Western Cape where he matriculated from Northern Paarl High School. In 1961 he completed hist studies as a teacher at Brighton College, Oudtshoorn. During 1969 and 1970 he studied art under the well-known artist Gregoire Boonzaier, and in 1974 embarked on a full-time career as an artist. In 1981 and 1982, he also studied graphic art under Edwine Simon at the Ruth Prowse School of Art. Various national and international institutions have his work in their collections: SABC, National Art Museum, Botswana, Life Grow, Rand Merchant Bank, to name just a few. In 1996 he was elected President of the South Africa Art Society. He was also honoured by the University of Pretoria with a Doctor of Literature and Philosophy Degree in 2004. Artist CV  He grew up in Loeriesfontein in the north-western Cape and matriculated from the Northern Paarl High School. In 1961, he completed his studies as a teacher at the Brighton College, Oudtshoorn. During 1969 and 1970 he studied art under the well-known artists, Gregoire Boonzaaier, and in 1974 embarked on a full-time career as an artist. In 1981 and 1982, he also studied graphic art under Edwine Simon at the Ruth Prowse School of Art in Cape Town. The collections that feature his works include: (national and international): - SABC ART collection - National Art Museum, Botswana - Life Grow Art Collection - Rand Merchant Bank - In 1996 he was elected President of South Africa Art Society (National) - He was honoured by the University of Pretoria with the degree of Doctor of Literature and Philosophy in 2004. Conrad Theys Conrad Theys Conrad Theys Conrad Theys