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Theys Conrad

Theys Conrad

Born 1940 Montague, Cape Province.
A painter and graphic artist of landscapes, portraits, still life and genre. Works in oil, watercolour, ink-wash, pencil, charcoal, pastel and in various graphic media. 1976 a series entitled "A Place I Know", scenes of Elsiesriver, Cape Province.

Born 1940 Montague, Cape Province.
A painter and graphic artist of landscapes, portraits, still life and genre. Works in oil, watercolour, ink-wash, pencil, charcoal, pastel and in various graphic media. 1976 a series entitled "A Place I Know", scenes of Elsiesriver, Cape Province.

1959: Matriculated at Paarl High School.
1961: Completed his studies as a teacher at Bridgeton Training College, Oudtshoorn.
1962 - 1974: Taught Art, Geography, History and Afrikaans at various schools in the Northern and Western Cape.
1969 - 1970: Studied under the well-known artist, Gregoire Boonzaier. 1974 Embarked on a full-time career as an artist.
1981 - 1982: Studied Graphic Art at the Ruth Prowse School of Art under Edwine Simon.
1984 - 1986: Vice-Chairman of the Committee for the SAAA Bellville Gallery.

1991 Received award from Loeriesfontein Municipality for outstanding cultural contribution to South Africa.
1993: Elected National Vice President of the South African Association of Arts (SAAA).
1994 - 1995: Member of Westag Committee (Provincial).
1994 - 1995: Took part in Actag (Arts and Culture Task Group) of the Department of Arts and Culture.
Since1995 Co-ordinator and chief adjudicator of the prestigious Volkskas - Atelier Competition. Founder member of Sisonke Arts Association (Langa- W.Cape). Founder member of the now defunct (NAC) National Arts Coalition.
1995: Elected Acting Nasional President of the SAAA.
1996: Elected National President of the SAAA. Served on the Board of Trustees of the SA National Gallery since 1995.

Founder member of the Bellville Art Centre.

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions
Participated in more than 60 group exhibitions and had 20 Solo exhibitions :

1978,1983,1988,1989, 1990: Edrich Art Gallery
1979,1981,1983,1988: Scheicherdts Art Gallery, Pretoria
1980,1987: SA Association of Arts, Bellville
1982,1984: SA Association of Arts, Lichtenburg
1987: SA Association of Arts, Port Elizabeth
1986: Estelle Rossouw Art Gallery, Pretoria
1990: Gallery 88, Sasolburg
1981: Dorp Street Gallery, Paarl
1991: SA Association of Arts, Pretoria
1992: "Off the Record" Union Buildings, Pretoria (1992-Private Exhibition)
1995: University of Stellenbosch Art Gallery

Featured on:

1984: SATV - Portfolio
1988: SATV - Collage
1988: TV4
1995: RWC TV
1996/ 97/ 98: Fine Music Radio
1996/ 97: Radio sonder Grense

Portfolio Highlights

From 1981 a committee member of the SAAA (Bellville); from 1982 a member of the Artists Guild and a committee member 1985-86. 1961-74 an art teacher at Loeriesfontein, Elsiesriver and Bellville, Cape Province.