Pieter Van Der Westhuizen

Born, 1931, Pretoria, South Africa Died: 2008, Pretoria, South Africa Van der Westhuizenstudied art at Unisa under Zakkie Eloff, Leo Theron, Robert Hodgins and many others. In 1960 he also worked under Alfred Krenz and the in 1971 under Erik Launscher. Between 1979 – 1980 Pieter attended the “National Hoger Institute voor Schone Kunst” at the Royal Academy for Fine Arts in Belgium. In 1982 and 1985 he continued his studies at the “Stedelijke Akademie” in Ghent and the “Ryk’s Centrum voor Grafiek” in Kasterlee, Belgium. During 1983 and 1985 he studied wood-block printing in Japan. His work compromises mainly landscapes, portraits, still life’s figures and abstract pictures. Pieter van der Westhuizen has held many solo and group exhibitions. In 1988 and 1989 he was invited to exhibit with Marc Chagall, Yaacov Agam and Ben Avram in Madrid, Spain. His biggest and most successful exhibition ever held in South Africa was to mark his 65th birthday celebrations. His works can be found in public and private collections in South Africa as well as worldwide.
Artist CV
Born : 1931 in Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa. Died 30 December 2008. The artist works in pastel, watercolour, ink, pencil and wash and lately started doing more works in oil. He is also well known for his hand-coloured etchings. His works comprise mainly landscapes, portraits, still life's, figures and sometimes abstract pictures. Studies: 1960 - 1985 - Ruth Prowse School of Art & Design under Erik Laubscher University of South Africa under Sakkie Eloff, Leon Theron, Robert Hodgins. Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten en de Hogere Instituten, Antwerp, Belgium; Stedelijke Akademie, Ghent, Ryks Centrum voor Grafiek, Kasterlee, Belgium Woodblock printing and graphics in Japan Exhibitions : Participated in numerous group- and solo-exhibitions in South Africa and abroad. Represented : His work is represented in various private and cooperate collections in South Africa and abroad Pieter Van der Westhuizen Pieter Van der Westhuizen Pieter Van der Westhuizen