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About The Artist

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A painter of romantic and exciting destinations of the world

Roelof was born in 1957 and grew up in Benoni, near Johannesburg. He started drawing aircraft at the age of four and painted his first oil at the age of fourteen. A painter of figures, city and landscapes, street scenes, parks, gardens, marine and architecture. Works mainly in oils, but also in collage, acrylic, pastel and mixed medium.

Rossouw has traveled widely visiting France, Brussels, Spain, Istanbul, Ukraine, Greece, Italy, Austria, Holland, Egypt, Dubai, Israel, England, Scotland, Ireland, USA, Singapore, Australia, Canada, Zanzibar, and The Caribbean

South Africa's Roelof Rossouw Takes Top American Art Awards Honors In Human Impressionism
Rossouw took first, second and third place in the 2014 American Art Awards in the category, Human Impressionism.

Artist Profile

Roelof was born in 1957, and grew up in Benoni, near Johannesburg. A painter of figures, city and landscapes, harbours and gardens. Works mainly in oils, but also collage, acrylic and mixed medium. Rossouw has travelled widely overseas (Painting vacations in Italy, France, Ukraine and USA)

1979 - 1981: Studied at the Johannesburg School of Art gaining a National Diploma in Art and Design

1982 - 1990: Employed by the Medical University of Southern Africa as graphic artist and medical illustrator

1992: Started painting seriously on a daily basis

2001: Moved to Robertson, Western Cape Province

EXHIBITIONS

1988 - 2019: A total of 43 solo exhibitions at top galleries in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Cheltenham UK and Montreal, Canada

1999: Three-man exhibition at the Gatehouse Gallery, Glasgow

1991 - 2014: Numerous group exhibitions in South Africa, London, Cheltenham, Glasgow, Jersey, Galway, Armagh (N. Ireland) San Francisco, Miami and New York

REPRESENTED

The Sage Group, Anglo-Vaal; Mount Grace Hotel, Magaliesburg; The Woodburn Mann Art Collection; Rupert International; The Pretoria Art Museum; Clint Eastwood and many private collections in South Africa and throughout the world

REFERENCES

ART FAIRS INTERNATIONAL VOL 19 SUMMER 2012 pg 25

PRETORIA Artist Impressions 1857-2001 by Eric Bolsman

THE ARTISTS OF THE WATERBERG by Sas Kloppers

AWARDS

First prize - Front Cover Competition for Eric Bolsmann's book on Pretoria

First, second and third place in the 2014 American Art Awards: Category Human Impressionism. View winning artworks.


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