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Boonzaier Gregoire

Boonzaier Gregoire

Born 1909 Newlands, Cape Town. A painter of landscapes, portraits, still life, seascapes and figures. Works in oil, watercolour, ink, wash, pencil and charcoal. A graphic artist, producing linocuts.

Studies:

Heatherley School of Art, London, under Bernard Adams(fl.1916-39); Central School of Art, London.

Profile:

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Born 1909 Newlands, Cape Town. A painter of landscapes, portraits, still life, seascapes and figures. Works in oil, watercolour, ink, wash, pencil and charcoal. A graphic artist, producing linocuts.

Studies:

Heatherley School of Art, London, under Bernard Adams(fl.1916-39); Central School of Art, London.

Profile:

A foundation member of the New Group and for a decade Chairman. For six years he was the Cape Town SAAA Representative on the Board of the SA National Gallery, Cape Town. Issued a limited edition portfolio of six watercolour and ink drawings of District Six, Cape Town. Visited Venice. Son of D C Boonzaier.

Exhibitions:

1931 William Derry Gallery, Cape Town, first of numerous solo exhibitions held throughout SA; 1948 Tate Gallery, London, SA Art Exhibition.

Award:

1958 awarded the Medal of Honour of the SA Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns.

Represented:

Africana Museum, Johannesburg; Ann Bryant Gallery, East London; Durban Art Gallery; Hester Rupert Art Museum, Graaff-Reinet; Johannesburg Art Gallery; Julius Gordon Africana Centre, Riversdale; King George VI Art Gallery, Port Elizabeth; National Museum, Bloemfontein; Potchefstroom Museum; Pretoria Art Museum; SA Cultural History Museum, Cape Town; SA National Gallery, Cape Town; University of Cape Town; University of the Orange Free State; University of Pretoria; University of South Africa; University of Stellenbosch; Willem Annandale Art Gallery, Lichtenburg; William Humphreys Art Gallery, Kimberley.

Publication by Boonzaier:

Co-author with Lippy Lipshitz of Wenning , 1949, Unie Volkspers Bpk, Cape Town.

References:

F P Scott, Gregoire Boonzaier, 1964, Tafelberg,Cape Town; Collectors’ Guide; SESA; BSAK 1 & 2 ; SA Panorama January 1963, November 1981 & June 1983.