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Gregoire Boonzaier 1909 - 22 APRIL 2005
Gregoire Boonzaier, one of South Africa's greatest and oldest artists passed away at the age of 95 years.
"I have reached the age when I am no longer able to receive potential buyers or dealers in order to sell my work from my studio. Not only is this labour extremely exhausting, but for an older and recognized painter, most undignified. I have therefore decided to launch my own gallery, where a sympathetic and experienced staff will attend to the sale of my work. At the same time they will endeavour to offer for sale not only certain works of my contemporise, but also various items of my large private collection of antiques, which I have gathered together since my early life as an artist. These treasures have not only enriched my life, but also those of my family and intimate friends.
My gallery will also encourage young art enthusiasts to begin their own collections, even if a start is made with a modest drawing, linocut or even reproduction.
Hopefully it may enable me to continue at my leisure with further creative work- until the end! "
1925 First one man exhibition in Cape Town
1931 William Derry Gallery, Cape Town, first of numerous solo exhibitions held throughout South Africa
1936 Royal Academy, Empire Exhibition, Johannesburg
1938 First New Group Exhibition, Cape Town
1948 Tate Gallery, London, South African Art Exhibition
1952 Van Riebeeck Exhibition, Cape Town
1966 Republic Exhibition, Pretoria
1978 Prestige Exhibition Pretoria Art Museum
1981 Prestige Exhibition, University of Potchefstroom
1989 Kunskamer CT, Schweickerdt art gallery PTA, University of Pretoria
1993 Onrus gallery
1994 University of Stellenbosch Sasol Art Museum
1995 University of Pretoria
1997 Stellenbosch art Gallery
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