The Crystal Desert
The Crystal Desert
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Oil and Alkyd painting on incised board
W: 1220mm x H: 810mm x D: 40mm
W: 48" x H: 32" x D: 2"
Approx. Weight: 8kg
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About "The Crystal Desert"
In the Antarctic Sound At the entrance to the Weddel Sea, some of our party were trapped in their 'zodiac' by fast encroaching ice. A 'touch and go' rescue averted a sad ending to this unfortunate saga. It was a frightening experience we will never forget, from our rich experience in the most beautiful ice-desert.
The original paintings on display on this site are mostly sold, and are therefore unavailable.
These works have been on display for a while at one or another gallery, only to be seen ever again by their new owner and friends. I find this rather sad, as most of my paintings have been available to very few, and I would like to make it possible for all art lovers to enjoy them.
I wish to offer you the opportunity to buy a large file-size digital image of any one of these sold paintings. You may then have the image printed at a good print shop on a paper of your choice, and framed to your taste for enjoyment in your home.
The images on display on this web site are too small for satisfactory printing. My digital images are high resolution TIFF format images, ranging in size from about 40MB to 250MBs.
I suggest a maximum print size of A1, (33 inches in the longer dimension) and in the case of smaller works not larger than the original size of the painting, so as to retain the natural appearance of the carved tool marks and brush-strokes.
(Just ignore the 'SOLD' mark, as that refers only to the original artwork) The price indicated below each 'SOLD' artwork is the price of the digital image, which I will send to you on a high quality CD (Verbatim), from which you may have one print made at a good print shop on a paper of your choice, and framed to your taste for your personal enjoyment in your home.
My artist's natural copyright prevails. You may not re-sell the digital image, nor use the image for any commercial purpose. Should you wish to purchase the digital image for any commercial project, contact SouthAfricanArtists.com to negotiate an agreement.
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Many of the paintings on display on this site are sold. You may however purchase a digital image of any of these paintings. I will send to you a high quality digital image, which you may have printed at a good print shop on a paper of your choice, and framed to your taste for enjoyment in your home.
Please click on "next>" page and then click on any picture of an artwork which is no longer available to learn how you may 'buy a print'. All prices of R1,500 and R1,800 refer to the purchase of a digital image of the painting.
I was born in East London in 1948. Studied at the East London Technical College under Jack Lugg and later at the Johannesburg Art School. Met Cecil Skotnes, worked under Ernest Ullmann.
In 1968 I joined Professor Walter Battiss' staff at UNISA Arts department, and in 1973-4 taught woodcut printing and serigraphy at the Pretoria University art department.
I held numerous one-man shows in SA and abroad and my work is included in many national and international collections.
Today I am working almost exclusively on engraved or incised and painted wooden panels. My subject is man and myths and iconic African imagery.
All my artworks are oil paintings on carved and gilded wood panels. All my biographical details and a description of how the panels are made, may be seen on my web site, "Mysterious and Beautiful World"
PUBLICATIONS WHICH FEATURE MY WORK
East London Technical College Yearbook ? woodcut illustration, 1965.
De Arte 5, 1968, UNISA Publication.
UNISA Yearbook. 1968.
South African Panorama, July, 1969
S.A.Digest, December, 1969
S.A.Digest, September 1971.
.S.A.Digest, April, 1973.
S.A.Digest, September, 1973.
S.A.Digest, March, 1974.
S.A.Digest, March, 1977.
Artlook, August, 1969.
Bantu, May, 1979.
Kutiwano, Botswana Government Digest cover, January, February * March 1971.
Art in South Africa, 1973.
S.A. Arts Calendar, August, 1973.
UNISA Bulletin, December, 1973.
Illustrations for "Xironga Folktales", UNISA Publication, 1973.
IZWI, cover, 1974.
S.A. Art Market, Esme Berman, 1974.
S.A. Artists, Esme Berman,1974.
SAA News, 1976.
Zuid-Afrikaanse Courier, Holland, April, 1974.
Pretoria Scene, 1974.
The Times, article, Port Louis, Mauritius.
L'Afrique du Sud D'Aujourd D'Hui, Paris, 1974.
South African Panorama, France?1 975, Belgium? 1975, Canada ?1975,
South African Scope, New York, 1975.
S.A. Arts Calendar, 1976.
AD (Art Director) Debut issue.
Flying Springbok. 1983.
Be my guest ? September, 1989, Pretoria.
The Director's Collection, 1989.
S.A. Arts Calendar, 1981.
ABC Shoes Financial Report cover.
S.A.Panorama, 1983.- cover and article, December, 1985.
Style Magazine, May, 1985.
Fair Lady magazine, January 1986.
Finance Week, August 22 ? 28, 1985
The Sasol Collection, (books).
Be My Guest, February, 1991.
Flying Springbok, December, 1991.
S.A.Garden and Home, September, 1990.& August, 1985.
Montagu Mail, 1999. & 2004
Pretoria Art Museum
Durban Art Museum
Kimberley Art Museum
National Museum and Art Gallery, Gaberones
Dr Anton Rupert Collection
UNISA Collection, Pretoria
RAU Collection, Johannesburg
Syfrets, Cape Town
and many others.
1986 & 1987 Christmas Exhibition, George, Cape; Louis Botha Home exhibition. Pretoria.; 'Omdat die Jakarandas blom', Pretoria; Summer Exhibition, Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg.; Opening of the Guild Gallery, Pretoria.
1988 Contemporary South African Artists, Guild Gallery, Pretoria.; Christmas Exhibition, George, Cape.; 1st PATAG exhibition, Pretoria.; Summer Exhibition, Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg.; 'A World Beyond Our Vision' Aleta Michaletos Gallery, Pretoria.; 'Precious Gems', Aleta Michaletos Gallery, Pretoria; One man show, Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg.
1989 Conservation Day, National Zoological Gardens, Pretoria.; Christmas Exhibition, George, Cape.; South African Landscape exhibition, Everard Read Gallery; 'Wild, Weird and Wonderful', Aleta Michaletos Gallery, Pretoria.; 'The Kill', The Director's Collection, Everard Read Gallery, J'burg.; Aleta Michaletos Gallery, Pretoria.; 'Women', Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg.
1990 One man show, Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg; New Acquisitions, Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg.; Christmas Exhibition, George, Cape.; Summer Exhibition, Gallery Plett, Plettenberg Bay.
1991 Opening of the SASOL Museum Collection, Stellenbosch University; 'If Music be the Food of Love,Play On',Aleta Michaletos Gallery.; International Wildlife, Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg.; Christmas Exhibition, George, Cape.
1992 International Wildlife, Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg. Christmas Exhibition, George, Cape. Pretoria Painters and Sculptors, Pretoria Art Museum. , 'Passion for Exellence', Aleta Michaletos Gallery, Pretoria. International Wildlife Exhibition, Everard Read Gallery.
1993 Pretoria Painters and Sculptors, Pretoria Art Museum. Human Sciences Research Council exhibition, Pretoria. Studio 161, Pretoria. Christmas Exhibition, George, Cape.
1994 South African Artists, S.A.Association of Arts, Pretoria. Christmas Exhibition, George, Cape. 'Trees and Angels', S.A.Association of Arts Gallery, Pretroria. Bonne Ann&e, Pretoria.; Group Show, Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg. New Acquisitions, Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg.
1995 Wood panels by Pretoria Artists, UNISA Art Gallery, Pretoria. Christmas Exhibition, George, Cape. Frieda 60', Guild Gallery, Pretoria.
1996 Everard Read Gallery opening, Waterfront, Cape Town. Franz Huppertz Gallery, Cape Town, joint exhibition. Christmas Exhibition, George, Cape.
1997 Standing exhibit, Momosa Lodge den, Montagu. Brandwacht Exhibition, Stellenbosch, Cape. Christmas Exhibition, George, Cape.
1998 Brandwacht Exhibition, Stellenbosch, Cape. Montagu Artists, Montagu. Chelsea Gallery, Wynberg, Cape Town. 30th Christmas Exhibition, George, Cape.
1998 Group shoe, Chelsea Gallery, Wynberg, Cape Town. Christmas Exhibition, George, Cape.
1999 Group show, Kimberley. Group show, University of Pretoria Christmas Exhibition, George, Cape.
2000 yearly – 2004 Christmas Exhibition, George, Cape.
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