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Greg Kerr - "Cara"
Oil on Canvas
W: 250mm x H: 300mm x D: 25mm
Approx. Weight: 0.4kg
This work is unframed
This painting has been painted at least five times since I started it in 2002. Every time I think I have it right, I want to add or subtract. Finally, this year, I took a stern attitude and got it right. The subject was originally a beloved student but is now any person who deserves to be loved more than I can manage.
Gregory Kerr: Born in 1949 and educated at Wits University, Johannesburg College of Education, Unisa and the University of Georgia. Was involved in formal art education from 1973 till 2000 when he resigned from his post as Professor in Fine Arts at the University of Stellenbosch. Since then has been painting full time and giving private art tuition to specialist groups in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Franschhoek, Plettenberg Bay and Port Elizabeth. His work ranges from the satirical (small drawings done in informal situations) to the monumental (large paintings of people and animals). Represented in numerous private and corporate collections in South Africa and abroad.
Eighteen solo exhibitions since 1982. Most recent at I-Art, Cape Town and David Brown, Johannesburg in 2008. Numerous group exhibitions. Upcoming solo exhibitions at Knysna Fine Arts (19 February - early March, 2010 Pastel paintings) and Grand Provence, Franschhoek (8 August - 8 September, 2010 Oil paintings).
BA (Hons) English Literature; BA (Fine Arts); H.E.D., Ph.D.
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