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Greg Kerr - "Doctor's Wife"
Oil on Canvas
W: 400mm x H: 500mm
Approx. Weight: 2kg
This work is framed (but can be supplied either framed or unframed)
About "Doctor's Wife"
This work is specifically a comment on a certain kind of acquired status that is a hazard of being married to an important person in small university towns. The woman is beautiful but vacuous, a bauble with baubles. It is not enough to be someone in your own right but you must show off your fabulous husband to optimal effect. I was feeling feminist and anti-Stellenbosch at the time. I'm OK now.
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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