Rossouw Roelof

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Born 1957 and grew up in Benoni, near Johannesburg. In 1976 he completed school at the Kimberley Boys' High. He started drawing aircraft at the age of four and painted his first oil at the age of only fourteen. A painter of figures, city and landscapes, street scenes, parks, gardens, marine and architectures. Works mainly in oils, but also in collage, acrylic, pastel and mixed medium.

Rossouw has travelled widely visiting France, Brussels, Spain, Istanbul, Ukraine, Greece, Italy, Austria, Holland, Egypt, Dubai, Israel, England, Scotland, Ireland and USA.

Profile :

1977 – 1978 Artist for the School of Artillery during his National Service.

1979 – 1981 Studies at the Johannesburg School of Art under Eben Leibbrandt and Ryno

Swart gaining a National Diploma in Art and Design.

1982 – 1990 Employed by the Medical University of Southern Africa as graphic artist and

medical illustrator.

1990 Self employed artist

1992 Started painting seriously on a daily basis.

Group Exhibitions :

1989 – 2000 Several group exhibitions in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban, Cape Town, Glasgow, London and New Jersey.

Solo Exhibitions :

1988 – 2001 Rentmeester Gallery, Verwoerdburg

1993 – 1995 Galerie Estelle Rossouw, Lynnwood, Pta

1994 Coetzee Roux, Northcliff, JHB

1995 Dorp Street Gallery, Stellenbosch

1955 – 2003 Crake Gallery, Norwood, JHB

1996 Zone Boshoff, Brooklyn

1997 – 2004 The Cape Gallery, Cape Town

2002 Compton Cassey Gallery, Cheltenham, UK

2003 The Art Gallery, Menlopark, Pta.

Awards :

2000 First Prize – Pretoria Art Museum competition for front cover of Eric Bolsman's book on Pretoria.