Marie Vermeulen-Breedt

Born : 1954, Pretoria, South Africa Marie Vermeulen-Breedt was born in Pretoria, South Africa. She is a dedicated artist who has produced an impressive collection of works. She has built a very successful career out her art and her work can be found in various prominent private and public collections both locally and internationally. Her work consists mainly of portraits, children, interior, still life’s, landscapes and equine works. Here works in the 1970’s and early 1980’s consisted mostly of child studies, that was in the time that here own children were still young. In the late 1980’s after moving to her farm in Bapsfontein, she began erotic studies that included nudes and the forbidden fruits. In the 1990’s her work was mainly interiors and horses. That was reflecting her time on the farm and also her travels throughout South Africa. Since 2000 she has done more landscapes, but also concentrated on her interiors. She has an honest approach to doing portraits and it has made her a popular choice for painting iconic figures. Such so that she was commissioned by the University of Pretoria to do portraits of Oliver Tambo, Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki for its new Human Rights Law Library, which was unveiled by then President Thabo Mbeki.
 Artist CV
Marié Vermeulen-Breedt is a dedicated artist who has produced an impressive body of work. Her portraits and pure compositions are a celebration of life, emitting charm and opulence, not only of subject matter but also of rich and vibrant use of colour and light Biography 1977 Completed BA (fine arts) UNISA 1976-7 Portrait study under Kingsley Sutton, (RA) and George Israels, (RA) London 1999-02 Study tours to various countries around the world. Study tour at Cite Internationale des arts Paris 1976 Married Jan Breedt, birth of daughter, Adelai (1989), birth of son, Jacob (1982), birth of daughter, Jean-Mari (1995) Memberships South African Association of Arts Water Colour Society of South Africa National Portrait Gallery, London , UK South African Association of Art Historians Collections: Major Museums: Johannesburg Art Gallery , SA Pietermaritzburg, SA Polokwane, SA Port Elizabeth, SA Pretoria , SA Banks: Boland Bank, SA Nedbank, SA Business Corporations: Argentofot, Oberndorf , Germany Armscor, SA Barnard, Jacobs, Mellet Stockbrokers, SA Davison Construction Fort Lauderdale , USA Iscor, SA Rand Club, SA Saambou Building Society, SA > Sasol, SA Varcol, SA Universities: University of Pretoria , SA University of Witwatersrand , SA Exhibitions Solo Exhibitions 1974: Saambou National Building Society, Pretoria , SA 1988: Scheickerdt Gallery, Pretoria , SA 1993: Sculptura Gallery, Antwerp , Belgium 1993: Scheickerdt Gallery, Pretoria , SA 1996: The High Banks Gallery, Saugatuck , Michigan , USA 1998: South African Association of Arts, Pretoria , SA 1998: Karen McKerron Gallery, Johannesburg , SA 1999: South African Association of Arts, Pretoria , SA 1999: Safari Club, Reno Convention Centre , Nevada , USA 2000: Safari Club, Reno , Nevada , USA 2000: Eskind Gallery, Scottsdale , Arizona , USA 2000: Americana Gallery, Carmel , California , USA 2002: Safari Club, Sands Convention Centre, Las Vegas , USA 2002: Dorp Street Gallery, “Vestiges of Grandeur”, Stellenbosch, SA 2003: Ingrid & Marcus Jooste, Pretoria , SA 2003: Call of Africa, Naples , Florida and Fort Lauderdale , USA 2004: University of Pretoria , “Highveld Farm”, Pretoria , SA 2005: The Art Room, Equestrian Art, Durban, SA Group Exhibitions: 1967: New Signatures -Youngest Artist to Exhibit 1981: Galerie Duncan, Paris , France 1991: Gallery on the Market, Johannesburg , SA 1992: W.J. Taylor Galleries , Johannesburg , SA 1992: Naomie Enslin Interiors, Pretoria , SA 1994: Gallery Knokke, Knokke , Belgium 1994: Gallery Sculptura, Antwerp , Belgium 1994: Stellenbosch Kunskamer, Stellenbosch, SA 1997: Flyway Pacific Gallery, Solvang , California , USA 1999: Brian Sin field Gallery, Burford , England 2000: New Masters, Carmel , California , USA 2000: Austin Gallery , Austin , Texas , USA 2001: Eskind Gallery, Scottsdale , Arizona , USA 2001: South African Association of Arts, Pretoria , SA 2001: Austin Gallery , Austin , Texas , USA 2002: Thomsons Gallery, Bond Street , London , UK 2002: Austin Gallery , Austin , Texas , USA 2002: Kosmos Gallery, Kosmos, SA 2002: Kurland Estates, Plettenberg Bay , SA 2003: Flyway Pacific Gallery, Solvag , California , USA 2003: W.H. Pattersons Fine Arts, Albemarle Street , London , UK 2004: Nederburg Wine Auction,”July “, Cape Town , SA 2004: Call of Africa, Fort Lauderdale , USA 2004: Call of Africa, Naples , USA 2004: Jannewales op Kloof, Cape Town, SA 2004: Johan Coetzee Kunsgallery, "Die Kunstenaars", Stellenbosch, SA 2005: Thompsons Gallery, Bond Street , London , UK 2005: W.H. Patterson Fine Arts, Albemarle Street , London , UK 2005: Jannewales op Kloof, Cape Town , SA 2005: Mad Exhibition, Foxhill Estate, London , UK 2005: Gallery, Self Portrait Exhibition, Cape Town , SA 2006: AFRI ART Gallery , Opening Exhibition, Pretoria , SA 2006: Jannewals op Kloof, Cape Town , SA 2006: IART Gallery, Opening Exhibition, Cape Town , SA 2007: Azali on Forest Gallery, Laguna Beach , California , USA 2007: AFRI ART Gallery , Autumn Exhibition, Pretoria , SA 2007: KKNK Arts Festival, Oudsthoorn, SA Designs: 2003: Artwork for Woolworths Bag, SA 2003: Cover Page for Portfolio Collection, SA 2003: Medal designs for Harmony Gold, SA Portraits Commissioned Marié Vermeulen-Breedt boasts many portraits on commission, including the likes of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, commissioned by Tokyo Sexwale and Mr. Venter Odendaal of Gallaghar Estates 1995; P. W. Botha (1982) State President; Prof. Thornhill from University of Pretoria (2001) and Dr. A.E. Rupert (University Pretoria -1986). Commissions 2003 ''Masaai Warrior'' and ''Masaai Maiden'' for Editor of the Wall Street Journal: Florida , USA 1982 P.W. Botha, State President, SA 1985 Professor P.W. Hoek, Chancellor, University of Pretoria , SA 1985 Dr. D.J. Howell, University of Pretoria , SA 1986 Mr. A. Schlebusch, Vice Chancellor, University of Pretoria , SA 1986 Dr. A.E. Rupert, Chancellor, University of Pretoria , SA 1988 Mr. Johan van Vuuren, MD Armscor, SA 1988 Mr. Leendert Dekker, Director, Armscor, SA 1988 Mr. Kallie Schweickerdt, Director, Schweickerdt Gallery, SA 1988 Mr. Freimeldt, Director Schweikerdt Gallery, SA 1989 Mr. Willie Lutsch, Director, Armscor, SA 1989 Dr. J. Maree, Director, Armscor, SA 1989 Mr. Fred Bell, Director, Armscor, SA 1989 Mr. Daan van der Merwe, MP, SA 1990 Mrs. Snow Cruywagen, Wife of Administrator, Transvaal , SA 1991 Ten portrait studies of all former deans, Department of Business Economics, University of Pretoria , SA 1991 Sandy McCormack, Miss South Africa 1987 1992 Mrs. H. Odendaal, Edelcon, Gallagher Estate, SA 1992 Mr. T. De Waal, Director, Armscor, SA 1992 Mr. Johan Alberts, CEO, Armscor , South Africa 1992 Mr. and Mrs. Naude, Omnia Group of Companies, SA 1994 His Majesty, King Goodwill Zwelithini, Kwa-Zulu Natal , SA 1995 Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II commissioned by Tokyo Sexwale (Gauteng Province) and Mr. Venter Odendaal of Gallagher Estates, SA 1997 Carlo Rossi , MD Varcol Paints, SA 1998 Mr. Hernus Kriel, Premier Western Cape Province, SA 2001 Prof. Sibusisu VilNkomo, Dean, Department of Business Economics, University of Pretoria , SA 2002 Prof. Norma Reid, Vice Chancellor, University Witwatersrand , SA 2005 Mr. O.R. Tambo, Mr. Nelson Mandela, Mr. Thabo Mbeki, University of Pretoria , Pretoria , SA. Unveiled by President Thabo Mbeki Commissions 1985 Tapestry for Middelburg Municipality , Middelburg, SA 1985 Illustrated Book: “Honourable Scars” by Wim de Klerk, SA 1986 “Roan Antelope” for Hunter's society, SA 1990 “The Last Supper” for Conference Centre, Heidelberg , SA commissioned by MR. Piet Liebenberg, SA 1990 “Dusk” for Prof. D.D. Benson, Colorado State University , commissioned By University of Pretoria , SA 1991 “Evolution” for Boland Bank, SA 1996 “Wildlife Portfolio” for the Wildlife Gallery , Michigan , United States of America 1997 “Transformation 1”, Iscor, SA 1997 “Last day of Trading” for Johannesburg Stock Exchange, SA, commissioned by Barnard Jacobs, Mellet, Stockbrokers 1997 “Wildlife Portfolio” for Davison Construction, Fort Lauderdale United States of America commissioned by Mr. Jim Davison 1997 Paintings for Minnesota Badgers Baseball Club , Minnesota , United States of America 1997 “Keedo Portrait” for Mrs. N. Schutte, SA 1997 “Washing of Feet” for Rev. Liebenberg, SA 1999 “Jesus and Children” for Rev Liebenberg, SA 2000 “Young Leopard” for Prof. DR. & Mrs. Karl-Heinz Westphal, Lindau, Germany 2000 “Cape Buffalo” for Argentofot, Oberndorf , Germany 1998-02 “Wildlife" Portfolio for Mr. & Mrs. e Schneider, Sydney , Australia 2002 "Farrier at work", "Wild Dogs" for Mr. and Mrs. Hans-Jorg Wenske, Oberndorf , Germany Marié Vermeulen-Breedt is a dedicated artist who has produced an impressive body of work. Her portraits and pure compositions are a celebration of life, emitting charm and opulence, not only of subject matter but also of rich and vibrant use of colour and light Biography 1954 Born Pretoria , South Africa 1977 Completed BA (fine arts) UNISA 1976-7 Portrait study under Kingsley Sutton, (RA) and George Israels, (RA) London 1999-02 Study tours to various countries around the world. Study tour at Cite Internationale des arts Paris 1976 Married Jan Breedt, birth of daughter, Adelai (1989), birth of son, Jacob (1982), birth of daughter, Jean-Mari (1995) Memberships South African Association of Arts Water Colour Society of South Africa National Portrait Gallery, London , UK South African Association of Art Historians Collections: Major Museums: Johannesburg Art Gallery , SA Pietermaritzburg, SA Polokwane, SA Port Elizabeth, SA Pretoria , SA Banks: Boland Bank, SA Nedbank, SA Business Corporations: Argentofot, Oberndorf , Germany Armscor, SA Barnard, Jacobs, Mellet Stockbrokers, SA Davison Construction Fort Lauderdale , USA Iscor, SA Rand Club, SA Saambou Building Society, SA > Sasol, SA Varcol, SA Universities: University of Pretoria , SA University of Witwatersrand , SA Exhibitions Solo Exhibitions 1974: Saambou National Building Society, Pretoria , SA 1988: Scheickerdt Gallery, Pretoria , SA 1993: Sculptura Gallery, Antwerp , Belgium 1993: Scheickerdt Gallery, Pretoria , SA 1996: The High Banks Gallery, Saugatuck , Michigan , USA 1998: South African Association of Arts, Pretoria , SA 1998: Karen McKerron Gallery, Johannesburg , SA 1999: South African Association of Arts, Pretoria , SA 1999: Safari Club, Reno Convention Centre , Nevada , USA 2000: Safari Club, Reno , Nevada , USA 2000: Eskind Gallery, Scottsdale , Arizona , USA 2000: Americana Gallery, Carmel , California , USA 2002: Safari Club, Sands Convention Centre, Las Vegas , USA 2002: Dorp Street Gallery, “Vestiges of Grandeur”, Stellenbosch, SA 2003: Ingrid & Marcus Jooste, Pretoria , SA 2003: Call of Africa, Naples , Florida and Fort Lauderdale , USA 2004: University of Pretoria , “Highveld Farm”, Pretoria , SA 2005: The Art Room, Equestrian Art, Durban, SA Group Exhibitions: 1967: New Signatures -Youngest Artist to Exhibit 1981: Galerie Duncan, Paris , France 1991: Gallery on the Market, Johannesburg , SA 1992: W.J. Taylor Galleries , Johannesburg , SA 1992: Naomie Enslin Interiors, Pretoria , SA 1994: Gallery Knokke, Knokke , Belgium 1994: Gallery Sculptura, Antwerp , Belgium 1994: Stellenbosch Kunskamer, Stellenbosch, SA 1997: Flyway Pacific Gallery, Solvang , California , USA 1999: Brian Sin field Gallery, Burford , England 2000: New Masters, Carmel , California , USA 2000: Austin Gallery , Austin , Texas , USA 2001: Eskind Gallery, Scottsdale , Arizona , USA 2001: South African Association of Arts, Pretoria , SA 2001: Austin Gallery , Austin , Texas , USA 2002: Thomsons Gallery, Bond Street , London , UK 2002: Austin Gallery , Austin , Texas , USA 2002: Kosmos Gallery, Kosmos, SA 2002: Kurland Estates, Plettenberg Bay , SA 2003: Flyway Pacific Gallery, Solvag , California , USA 2003: W.H. Pattersons Fine Arts, Albemarle Street , London , UK 2004: Nederburg Wine Auction,”July “, Cape Town , SA 2004: Call of Africa, Fort Lauderdale , USA 2004: Call of Africa, Naples , USA 2004: Jannewales op Kloof, Cape Town, SA 2004: Johan Coetzee Kunsgallery, "Die Kunstenaars", Stellenbosch, SA 2005: Thompsons Gallery, Bond Street , London , UK 2005: W.H. Patterson Fine Arts, Albemarle Street , London , UK 2005: Jannewales op Kloof, Cape Town , SA 2005: Mad Exhibition, Foxhill Estate, London , UK 2005: Gallery, Self Portrait Exhibition, Cape Town , SA 2006: AFRI ART Gallery , Opening Exhibition, Pretoria , SA 2006: Jannewals op Kloof, Cape Town , SA 2006: IART Gallery, Opening Exhibition, Cape Town , SA 2007: Azali on Forest Gallery, Laguna Beach , California , USA 2007: AFRI ART Gallery , Autumn Exhibition, Pretoria , SA 2007: KKNK Arts Festival, Oudsthoorn, SA Designs: 2003: Artwork for Woolworths Bag, SA 2003: Cover Page for Portfolio Collection, SA 2003: Medal designs for Harmony Gold, SA Portraits Commissioned Marié Vermeulen-Breedt boasts many portraits on commission, including the likes of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, commissioned by Tokyo Sexwale and Mr. Venter Odendaal of Gallaghar Estates 1995; P. W. Botha (1982) State President; Prof. Thornhill from University of Pretoria (2001) and Dr. A.E. Rupert (University Pretoria -1986). Commissions 2003 ''Masaai Warrior'' and ''Masaai Maiden'' for Editor of the Wall Street Journal: Florida , USA 1982 P.W. Botha, State President, SA 1985 Professor P.W. Hoek, Chancellor, University of Pretoria , SA 1985 Dr. D.J. Howell, University of Pretoria , SA 1986 Mr. A. Schlebusch, Vice Chancellor, University of Pretoria , SA 1986 Dr. A.E. Rupert, Chancellor, University of Pretoria , SA 1988 Mr. Johan van Vuuren, MD Armscor, SA 1988 Mr. Leendert Dekker, Director, Armscor, SA 1988 Mr. Kallie Schweickerdt, Director, Schweickerdt Gallery, SA 1988 Mr. Freimeldt, Director Schweikerdt Gallery, SA 1989 Mr. Willie Lutsch, Director, Armscor, SA 1989 Dr. J. Maree, Director, Armscor, SA 1989 Mr. Fred Bell, Director, Armscor, SA 1989 Mr. Daan van der Merwe, MP, SA 1990 Mrs. Snow Cruywagen, Wife of Administrator, Transvaal , SA 1991 Ten portrait studies of all former deans, Department of Business Economics, University of Pretoria , SA 1991 Sandy McCormack, Miss South Africa 1987 1992 Mrs. H. Odendaal, Edelcon, Gallagher Estate, SA 1992 Mr. T. De Waal, Director, Armscor, SA 1992 Mr. Johan Alberts, CEO, Armscor , South Africa 1992 Mr. and Mrs. Naude, Omnia Group of Companies, SA 1994 His Majesty, King Goodwill Zwelithini, Kwa-Zulu Natal , SA 1995 Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II commissioned by Tokyo Sexwale (Gauteng Province) and Mr. Venter Odendaal of Gallagher Estates, SA 1997 Carlo Rossi , MD Varcol Paints, SA 1998 Mr. Hernus Kriel, Premier Western Cape Province, SA 2001 Prof. Sibusisu VilNkomo, Dean, Department of Business Economics, University of Pretoria , SA 2002 Prof. Norma Reid, Vice Chancellor, University Witwatersrand , SA 2005 Mr. O.R. Tambo, Mr. Nelson Mandela, Mr. Thabo Mbeki, University of Pretoria , Pretoria , SA. Unveiled by President Thabo Mbeki Commissions 1985 Tapestry for Middelburg Municipality , Middelburg, SA 1985 Illustrated Book: “Honourable Scars” by Wim de Klerk, SA 1986 “Roan Antelope” for Hunter's society, SA 1990 “The Last Supper” for Conference Centre, Heidelberg , SA commissioned by MR. Piet Liebenberg, SA 1990 “Dusk” for Prof. D.D. Benson, Colorado State University , commissioned By University of Pretoria , SA 1991 “Evolution” for Boland Bank, SA 1996 “Wildlife Portfolio” for the Wildlife Gallery , Michigan , United States of America 1997 “Transformation 1”, Iscor, SA 1997 “Last day of Trading” for Johannesburg Stock Exchange, SA, commissioned by Barnard Jacobs, Mellet, Stockbrokers 1997 “Wildlife Portfolio” for Davison Construction, Fort Lauderdale United States of America commissioned by Mr. Jim Davison 1997 Paintings for Minnesota Badgers Baseball Club , Minnesota , United States of America 1997 “Keedo Portrait” for Mrs. N. Schutte, SA 1997 “Washing of Feet” for Rev. Liebenberg, SA 1999 “Jesus and Children” for Rev Liebenberg, SA 2000 “Young Leopard” for Prof. DR. & Mrs. Karl-Heinz Westphal, Lindau, Germany 2000 “Cape Buffalo” for Argentofot, Oberndorf , Germany 1998-02 “Wildlife" Portfolio for Mr. & Mrs. e Schneider, Sydney , Australia 2002 "Farrier at work", "Wild Dogs" for Mr. and Mrs. Hans-Jorg Wenske, Oberndorf , Germany Marie Vermeulen-Breedt Marie Vermeulen-Breedt Marie Vermeulen-Breedt