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Niemann Hennie jnr.

Niemann Hennie jnr.

Hennie Jnr., born in Bloemfontein in 1972, received tuition from his artist father Hennie Niemann.

It was during his military service in the Kruger National Park that his interest in wildlife was aroused as inspiration for his artistic vocabulary.

Currently living in Vermont (Near Hermanus), he makes frequent safaris to game parks and reserves throughout Southern Africa.

Hennie Jnr., born in Bloemfontein in 1972, received tuition from his artist father Hennie Niemann.

It was during his military service in the Kruger National Park that his interest in wildlife was aroused as inspiration for his artistic vocabulary.

Currently living in Vermont (Near Hermanus), he makes frequent safaris to game parks and reserves throughout Southern Africa.

He has held a solo exhibition in Wellington (Western Cape), a two-person exhibition with Angela Key at the Onrus Galerie in September 1996, and another in Rosebank, Johannesburg in September 1997, and has an international clientele. Hennie also contributed a painting to the World Wildlife Fund auction held in Pretoria in October 1997.

1972: Born in Bloemfontein to Magriet and Hennie Niemann.

1980-89: Moves to Vermont where he is introduced to art at a very early age. He is closely associated with the master artist Gregoire Boonzaier and under the tuition of his father Hennie Niemann Snr, he begins sketching in bistre, concentrating on figures and portraiture.

1990: After matriculating from Hermanus High School, Hennie's military service affords him a year in the Kruger National Park. It is here, surrounded by bushveld, that his love of nature and wildlife is nurtured.

1991-92: Drawing on this newfound source of inspiration, Hennie returns to Vermont and begins painting. His expressionistic oils and bistre sketches reflects his intense affinity with the interactions of the wild.

1993: His first one-man show, held in Wellington in the Cape, was a sell-out.

1994-96: Meets Angela Key who shares his passion for painting and wildlife. Together they set up a permanent studio in Vermont from where they make frequent safaris and visit many game parks and nature reserves throughout Southern Africa, resulting in a highly successful exhibition of their works at the Onrus Galerie in September 1996.

1997: Exhibition with Angela Key at The Cherie de Villiers Fine Art Gallery, Rosebank, Johannesburg.

1998: Exhibition at Onrus Galerie at the Marine, Hermanus.

2000: 'Triptych' Exhibition with Angela Key and Wehrner Lemmer at Johans Borman Fine Art Gallery, Cape Town.