Hennie Niemann Jr

Born: 1972, Bloemfontein, South Africa Hennie Niemann Jr was born in Bloemfontein to Magriet and Hennie Niemann. In 1980 his family moved to Vermont where he was introduced to art at a very early age under the tuition of his artist father, Hennie Niemann Snr and Gregoire Boonzaier. After matriculating from Hermanus High School, thanks to his military service, he was able to spend a year in the Kruger National Park. Here surrounded by the bushveld, his love for nature and wildlife was nurtured. Hennie returned to Vermont and started his artistic career. In 1993 he held his first exhibition of drawings, this was a sell-out. In 1994 he met Angela Key and together they set up a permanent studio in Vermont where they made frequent safaris and visited game parks and nature reserves throughout Southern Africa. They then held a highly successful exhibition of their works in 1996. Since then his works have grown in stature and he has become one of the most sought after contemporary artists in South Africa.
Artist CV
1980 - 1989 Moves to Vermont where he is introduced to art at a very early age. Under the tuition of his artist father Hennie Niemann Snr. and Gregoire Boonzaier, he begins sketching in bistre. 1990 After matriculating from Hermanus High School, Hennie’s military service affords him a year in the Kruger National Park. It is here, surrounded by bushveld, that his love of nature and wildlife is nurtured. 1991 - 1992 Drawing on this new found source of inspiration, Hennie returns to Vermont and starts his atistic career. His bistre sketches and expressionistic oils reflects his intense affinity with the interactions of the wild. 1993 His first exhibition of drawings was a sell-out. 1994 - 1996 Meets Angela Key who shares his passion for painting and wildlife. Together they set up a permanent studio in Vermont from where they make frequent safaris and visit many game parks and nature reserves throughout Southern Africa, resulting in a highly successful exhibition of their works at the Onrus Galerie in September 1996. 1997 Exhibition with Angela Key at The Cherie de Villiers Fine Art Gallery, Rosebank, Johannesburg. Donated a painting to a WWF auction for the protection of endagered species. 1998 Exhibition at Onrus Galerie at the Marine, Hermanus. 2000 ‘Triptych’ Exhibition with Angela Key and Wehrner Lemmer at Johans Borman Fine Art Gallery, Cape Town. 2002 Travels to Mozambique, Malawi and Zambia to collect reference material for paintings. Invited to show at the ‘Exhibition of Contemporary South African Art’ in Chelsea, London where his paintings sold out. 2002 - 2005 Participates in group exhibitions at Stellenbosch Art Gallery and Art and Wine gallery, Clarens. 2003 ‘Triptych’ Exhibition with Angela Key and Jaco Sieberhagen at Johans Borman Fine Art Gallery, Cape Town. 2006 First solo exhibition of oil paintings at Johans Borman Fine Art Gallery, Cape Town. 2008 Solo exhibition at Johans Borman Fine Art Gallery, Cape Town Hennie Niemann Jr Hennie Niemann Jr Hennie Niemann Jr