Joburgers Sourcing or Selling SA Investment Art?

Henry will be seeing clients by appointment in Joburg this week.  Please contact him if you would like him to bring Fine Art down from the Cape for your to view, or if you are selling any SA Old Masters and would like them valued.

SA Old Masters:  Buying/ Selling: 

Large selection for sale @ extremely negotiable prices.
For a free valuation:  email

Art Curator:
Lourensford Wine Estate
Phone no:  087 802 5085/ 082 553 2208

Meet Gregoire

Born in Newlands, Cape Town in 1909, Gregoire pursued art against his father’s wishes. However, it was through his father that he was exposed to art. Gregoire was the son of the late D.C Boonzaier, also an artist. Therefore, he had early contact with other artists like Pieter Wenning, Moses Kottler and Anton Van Wouw who often visited the family as well as a host of artistic personalities. In addition, he was a painter of landscapes, portraits and still life. Also, seascapes and figures and Worked in oil, watercolour, ink, wash, pencil and charcoal. In addition, he also produced un-editioned lino cuts.

Gregoire studied between 1916 – 39 at the Heatherley School of Art and the London Central School of Art, London. Moses Kottler gave him a box of paints and this set him on the way of becoming one of South Africa’s most renowned artists. His father opposed any formal training and believed that he should learn only from the various practicing artists around him. So, in 1932 he set up his own studio in Cape Town and in 1934 financed a trip to England from a very successful exhibition.

In 1937 he returned to South Africa where he became the founding member of the New Group. He was the Chairman for a decade and for six years he represented the Cape Town SASA on the Board of the South African National Gallery, Cape Town. Furthermore, he painted a limited edition print of six water colours and ink drawings of District Six, Cape Town. Also, he visited Venice and this inspired some of his works. On 22 April 2005, South Africa bid farewell to one of its greatest and oldest artists Gregoire Boonzaier who passed away at the ripe age of 95 years.

Meet Hennie Niemann Jnr

Hennie Niemann Junior was born in 1972 in Bloemfontein to Magriet and Hennie Niemann Snr.  In 1980 they moved to Vermont where Hennie Jr was introduced to art at a very early age.

He began sketching under the guiding eye of his father,and Gregoire Boonzaier. After matriculating from Hermanus High School and finishing his military service Hennie embarked on an artistic career working mainly in bistre (type of ink sketches) and oil.  His first solo-exhibition in 1993 was a sell-out. And in 1994 he met artist Angela Key and together they set up a permanent in Vermont. They then held a highly successful exhibition of their works in 1996.

In 2002 Hennie traveled to Mozambique, Malawi and Zambia to collect reference material for paintings. Furthermore, Hennie was invited to show at the ‘Exhibition of Contemporary South African Art’ in Chelsea, London where his paintings sold out. Since then, his works have grown in stature and he has become one of the most sought after contemporary artists in South Africa.

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