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1929 - 2014

Jeanne Kotzé Louw has been involved with artistic expression for over 50 years.

“I have worked in a wide variety of media and am still working in mainly painting: oils and alkyds and watercolours; printmaking, especially intaglio; graphics on ceramic ware. Previously I was known as a muralist concentrating on mosaics, ceramics, concrete and painted murals. Characteristic of my work is an emphasis on technique, draughtsmanship and especially the use of line which reflects a classical training. The painting technique is mainly impressionistic with the use of broken colour application.

I convey the environment in various moods, the landscape being developed mainly from sketches done in situ, including scenes from the arid regions, the Karoo and the Richtersveld, as well as scenes from the Western Cape and the Bushveld.

The subject matter is often eclectic, and includes the human form, nudes and portraits; organic forms with plants, animals and birds. Mythological themes often portray flying figures and other imaginary creatures and ethnic objects. Symbolism developed from strong religious influences from intensive studies of Byzantine Art in Italy and Greece in the fifties.”

Artist CV

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Jeanne at 23

Born 1929 in Lichtenburg, Transvaal

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

1946: Matriculated Afrikaanse Hoër Meisieskool, Pretoria

1951: BA (FA) Honours cum laude, University of Natal

1952 - 1953:Accademia di Belle Arti, Ravenna, Italy: studies early Christian and Byzantine art

1953 - 1954:Écòle Supérièure des Beaux - Arts, Paris: Graphic arts - intaglio and lithography

1954 - 1958:Scuola Statale d'Arte, Rome: textile design and polichrome ceramic sculpture

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

1957: Art teacher, Overseas School of Rome

1958 - 1960 :Lecturer in mosaics, Positano Art Workshop, Italy

1975 - 1993 :Lecturer, Department of Visual Arts and History of Art, University of Pretoria

AWARDS

1950:Emma Smith Scholarship for overseas study, University of Natal

2003:Winner, Quality Award, ABSA Group

COMMISSIONS

Murals in eggtempera, mosaics, concrete and ceramics

1951: Administration Building, University of Natal (now extinct)

1952:

  • Natal Pavilion: Van Riebeeck Festival, Cape Town
  • Wilhelm Kempf villa, Positano, Italy

    1959:Jean Patou, Paris, France

    1963: Faculty of Agriculture, University of the Orange Free State, Bloemfontein
    Transvaal Administrative Building, Pretoria
    Nurses Home, Welkom

    1965: Chapel, Little Company of Mary, Pretoria

    1966:

  • Land and Agricultural Bank of South Africa
  • Homes Trust, Bloemfontein
  • St Mary's Church, Pretoria North
  • Museum, Didacta Building, Pretoria

    1968: Louis Trichardt Memorial, Maputo (restored)

    1969:

  • Mount Edmund Christian Brothers College, Pretoria
  • Skukuza Post Office (extinct)
  • Fruit and Food Research Institute, Stellenbosch
  • Sanlam, Rustenburg
  • Volkskas Bank, Rissik Street, Johannesburg
  • Kenridge Hospital, Johannesburg
  • Rustenburg : Stained glass window, private residence

    1970:Offices of Internal Revenue, Port Elizabeth

    1971:Johannesburg International Airport

    1980:State Theatre, Pretoria

    1991:Radio Therapy, Pretoria Academic Hospital

    COLLECTIONS

  • LIFEGRO Assurance, Johannesburg
  • ABSA Corporate Art Collection
  • Pretoria Art Museum
  • SASOL Collection
  • Development Bank of Southern Africa
  • Faculty of Veterinary Science, Onderstepoort
  • Human Sciences Research Council
  • De Kuilen School, Cape Town
  • ABSA Bank
  • BMW Pretoria
  • The Grace Hotel, Rosebank, Johannesburg
  • Dorbeyl Guest House, Bedfordview
  • The Grace Hotel, Cape Town
  • University of Pretoria
  • Hahn & Hahn Patent Inc, Patent Attorneys
  • Louw & Joubert, Attorneys, Cape Town
  • City Property, Pretoria
  • Polokwane Art Collection, Polokwane Art Museum
  • Western Cape Library Service, Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport

    PUBLICATIONS

  • Lantern Vol XVII No 4: The Glory of Byzantine Mosaics
  • Woodhouse, H.C. San Rock Art, Illustrations.
  • ABSA Corporate Art Collection p. 53
  • ABSA Private Bank Cheque book and brochure
  • Eric Bolsman : Art in Pretoria, 1865 - 2000

    RADIO PROGRAMMES

  • Vrouerubriek, second of a series of programmes dedicated to South African women artists, July 1964
  • Vrouerubriek, series of interviews with Willi Lottering, 1987

    SOLO EXHIBITIONS

    2002: Works on paper and ceramics, Association of Arts, Pretoria

    2002: Sasol Head Office, Rosebank, Johannesburg

    2003: Der Mühlstein, Mill Building, Kroondal

    2003: Music evening, Alumni Club, Kya Rosa, University of Pretoria

    2004: Portuguese Hall, Johannesburg

    2004: Subterra : Drawings on Ceramics, Association of Arts Pretoria

    2014: Repertoire - an exhibition of etchings, Association of Arts, Pretoria

    GROUP EXHIBITIONS

    1952:South African Art and Design in the 20th century, SAAA (Ntvl)

    1959:Positano Art Workshop, Italy

    1960:Contemporary Art in Transvaal, University of Pretoria

    1961:Jacaranda Festival, Pretoria

    1966:Republic Festival Exhibitions, Pretoria and Bloemfontein

    1974:Creative Arts, SAAA (Ntvl)

    1975:Representative Exhibition of SA Graphic Arts, SAAA (Ntvl)

    1977:

  • Women Artists, Lichtenburg Arts Association
  • Graphic Arts, SAAA (Ntvl), Nedbank, Pretoria

    1979:Lecturers, University of Pretoria, SAAA (Ntvl), Pretoria, Potchefstroom and Windhoek

    1980:Half Century Celebrations, University of Pretoria

    1981:National Republic Festival, Durban

    1982:

  • Festival Exhibition, University of Pretoria
  • Lecturers' Exhibition, Dept of Fine Arts, University of Pretoria,
  • Alliance Francaise, French Embassy, Pretoria
  • SAAA (Ntvl) Nelspruit
  • Women Artists, Lichtenburg

    1982 - 1984:Afrikaans Hoër Meisieskool, Pretoria

    1983:

  • Pretoria Artists, Arts Festival, Pretoria Art Museum
  • FAK, Old Arts Building, University of Pretoria
  • Aleta Michaletos Gallery, Pretoria

    1984:

  • Art Lecturers, Ivan Solomon Gallery, Pretoria
  • Transvaal Artists, Opening New Gallery, SAAA (Ntvl)
  • Funds, UP Choir, Fine Arts Gallery, University of Pretoria
  • Summer Exhibition, Ateljé Cabo, Gordons Bay

    1985:

  • Womens' Festival, Gallery 21, Johannesburg
  • Art lecturers, Ivan Solomon Gallery, Pretoria
  • Aleta Michaletos Gallery, Pretoria
  • Miniatures, Eastern Cape Arts Association, Port Elizabeth
  • Post Cards, Natal Society of Arts, Durban
  • The Nude, Aleta Michaletos Gallery, Pretoria
  • Christmas Exhibition, Strydom Gallery, George
  • Summer Exhibition, Ateljé Cabo, Gordons Bay

    1986 :

  • 9 Art Lecturers, Pretoria Art Museum
  • Art Lecturers, Gallery International, Cape Town
  • SAAA (Klerksdorp)
  • Art Alive '86, Ruddell Theatre Gallery, WHPS, Pretoria
  • Flower paintings, SAAA (Ntvl)
  • Christmas Exhibition, Strydom Gallery, George
  • Summer Exhibition, Ateljé Cabo, Gordons Bay

    1987:

  • Opening new building, Fine Arts Gallery,University of Pretoria
  • Funds, UP Choir, University of Pretoria
  • Art Lecturers, Hilton College, Natal
  • Art Lecturers, Fine Arts Gallery, University of Pretoria
  • Works on Paper, HSRC, Pretoria
  • Art Alive '87, Ruddell Theatre Gallery, WHPS, Pretoria
  • Opening new building, Faculty Veterinary Science, Onderstepoort
  • Works on paper, Bonn, Germany
  • Christmas Exhibition, Strydom Gallery, George

    1988 :

  • Works on paper, Bonn, Germany
  • Focus on People, Inauguration of the HSRC building, Pretoria
  • Precious Gems, Aleta Michaletos Gallery, Pretoria
  • SASOL Collection, Rand Afrikaans University, Johannesburg
  • Beuster - Skolimowski Gallery, Pretoria
  • Galerie Mon Fleur, George
  • Gallery 88, Sasolburg
  • Queenswood NG Church, Pretoria
  • Christmas Exhibition, Strydom Gallery, George

    1989:

  • Queen, Hagenhof, Johannesburg
  • Innes Aab-Tamsen Art Fund, University of Pretoria
  • Miniatures, Pretoria Art Museum
  • Wild, Weird and Wonderful, Aleta Michaletos Gallery, Pretoria
  • Christmas Exhibition, Strydom Gallery, George

    1990:

  • Own choice, SAAA (Ntvl)
  • Funds, UP Choir, University of Pretoria
  • Flying High, Aleta Michaletos Gallery, Pretoria
  • George 22, Strydom Gallery, George

    1991 :

  • Works on paper, Travelling Exhibition, Austria
  • Celebrations, SAAA (Ntvl)
  • Man and his environment, Arts Faculty exhibition, University of Pretoria
  • Jan Celliers Primary School, Johannesburg
  • Let music be the food of love, Aleta Michaletos Gallery, Pretoria
  • Christmas Exhibition, SAAA (Ntvl)
  • George 23, Strydom Gallery, George

    1992:

  • Eggsibition, Vance Waldeck Galleries, Durban
  • Own choice, SAAA (Ntvl)
  • 19 Artists, Old Arts Gallery, University of Pretoria
  • Pretoria Painters and Sculptors 1963 - 93, Pretoria Art Museum
  • TUKS Rag, SAAA (Ntvl)
  • Jan Celliers Primary School, Johannesburg
  • George 24, Strydom Gallery, George

    1993:

  • Studio 161 and F & O advisors, Pretoria
  • Jan Celliers Primary School, Johannesburg
  • George 25, Strydom Gallery, George

    1994:

  • Bonne Année, SAAA (Ntvl)
  • Opening ABSA Gallery, Johannesburg
  • George 26, Strydom Gallery, George
  • Opening the Village Gallery, Kosmos
  • Trees and Angels, SAAA (Ntvl)
  • Trees and Angels, ABSA Gallery, Johannesburg
  • South African Artists, Caroux Art Advisors, Florida, Johannesburg
  • Lecturers, Campus Gallery, University of Pretoria
  • Miniatures, Campus Gallery, University of Pretoria
  • Charity Exhibition, Jong Dames Dinamiek, Old Arts Gallery, University of Pretoria
  • Elizabeth Gordon Gallery, Durban

    1995 :

  • Miniatures, Café Palette, Pretoria Art Museum
  • A Group of Prominent SA Artists, Schweickerdt Art Gallery, Pretoria
  • Glass Exhibition, Pretoria Art Museum
  • We the Peoples United for the Global Environment, United Nations, Pretoria Art Museum
  • We the Peoples United for the Global Environment, United Nations, ABSA Gallery, Johannesburg
  • South African Art, Fringe Club, Hong Kong
  • Royal Pacific Hotel, Island of Lantau, Hong Kong
  • George 27, Strydom Gallery, George
  • Jan Celliers Primary School, Johannesburg

    1996:

  • Funds Bramley Children's Home, Guild Gallery
  • Funds Kansa Exhibition, Guild Gallery, BMW Building
  • TUKS Rag, Inter Hall, University of Pretoria
  • George 28, Strydom Gallery, George

    1997:

  • "Pretoria Art Mix", "Winter Warmth", Aleta Michaletos Gallery
  • Charity Exhibition, Louis Botha Home
  • 50th Anniversary, Association of Arts, Pretoria
  • An Exhibition of a choice of Works, ABSA Gallery, Johannesburg
  • George 29, Strydom Gallery, George

    1998:

  • Oudtshoorn Arts Festival, Visual Arts, Landscape
  • Brandwacht Art Expo, Stellenbosch, Frieda van Schalkwyk Art Consulting
  • New Art Works by Contemporary SA Artists, Tina Skukan Gallery
  • Sarel Celliers School, Johannesburg
  • George 30, Strydom Gallery, George

    1999:

  • Official Opening, State Theatre Art Gallery, Pretoria
  • Killarney Art Gallery, Killarney Mall, Johannesburg
  • Leonardo Posted, Association of Arts, Pretoria
  • Leonardo Posted, ABSA Gallery, Johannesburg
  • Roena Good bye, Association of Arts, Pretoria
  • Frieda van Schalkwyk Art Consulting, The Old Arts Gallery
  • George 31, Strydom Gallery, George
  • Femina 1999, State Theatre Art Gallery, Pretoria
  • Xmas Exhibition, State Theatre Art Gallery, Pretoria

    2000:

  • Zeitgenössische Künst Aus Südafrika
  • (Contemporary Art in South Africa) Kulturabteilung Bayer AG, Leverkusen - Wiesdorf, Germany
  • The Garden of Eden 2000, State Theatre Art Gallery, Pretoria.
  • A homage to Rembrandt, Association of Arts, Pretoria
  • Spring Exhibition, Tina Skukan Gallery, Pretoria
  • Art in Pretoria 1865 - 2000, Schweickerdt and Pretoria Art Museum
  • Aleta Michaletos Gallery, Pretoria
  • An Exhibition of unframed works by a group of artists who have supplied works of art to ABSA on a regular basis over the past 6 years, ABSA Gallery, Johannesburg
  • Two Person Exhibition, Association of Arts, Pretoria
  • A Tribute to Goya : an exhibition of ceramic plates, Association of Arts, Pretoria
  • George 32, Strydom Gallery, George
  • Christmas 2000 Exhibition, Association of Arts, Pretoria

    2001 :

  • Interior Identity, Interior Design, Brooklyn
  • Art Alive 2001, WHPS, Pretoria
  • Treasures Unframed, Tina Skukan Gallery, Pretoria
  • Equus, Association of Arts, Pretoria
  • Friends of Pretoria Art Museum, Chaikovski's, Pretoria
  • Femina, Association of Arts, Pretoria
  • Christmas Exhibition, Association of Arts, Pretoria
  • 33rd Summer Exhibition of South African Art, Strydom Gallery, George

    2002 :

  • Thoughts Around Easter, the Graphic Printmaking Guild, Association of Arts, Pretoria
  • Matriarg/Matriarch, Minds I Art Space, Brooklyn Square, Pretoria
  • 34th Summer Exhibition of South African Art, Strydom Gallery, George An Exhibition of unframed works by a group of artists who have supplied works of art to ABSA on a regular basis over the past 7 years, ABSA Gallery, Johannesburg.
  • Krismis Bazaar, Mind’s I art space, Brooklyn Square, Pretoria
  • 30th Anniversary of the Polokwane Art Collection, Polokwane Art Museum

    2003 :

  • Fool for Love, Mind’s I art space, Brooklyn Square
  • Branch exhibition, ABSA, KKNK, Oudtshoorn
  • Miniatures, Articles and Frames, Brooklyn Mall, Pretoria
  • Easter exhibition, Association of Arts, Pretoria
  • Tales of Autumn, Tina Skukan Gallery, Pretoria
  • Opening, Alette Wessels Kunskamer, Pretoria
  • Art Alive 2003, WHPS, Pretoria
  • My Creator through my creation, Alette Wessels Kunskamer, Pretoria
  • Femina 2003, Association of Arts, Pretoria
  • 35th Summer exhibition of South African Art, Strydom Gallery, George
  • Carol Lee Fine Art, Parkview, Johannesburg
  • Opening, ArtCoZa Gallery, Johannesburg

    2004 :

  • Graphic Arts, Old Arts Gallery, University of Pretoria
  • Environmental Visions, Landscape Art, Association of Arts Pretoria
  • Joy, Tina Skukan Gallery, Pretoria
  • Art Alive 2004, WHPS, Pretoria
  • Exposiçãoçolectiva, Maputu
  • A celebration of 10 years democracy, ABSA Gallery, Johannesburg
  • Homage to the Romanov Family, Association of Arts Pretoria
  • Group show, ABSA Gallery, Johannesburg
  • My Mythology and Utopia, Alette Wessels Kunskamer, Pretoria
  • Christmas exhibition, Association of Arts Pretoria