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Frans Claerhout

It Could Happen Here / Dit Kan Hier Gebeur (limited edition)

Published: 1998

Edition: First

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Book number 138 of 300, English/ Afrikaans, full-colour plates of paintings, 280 x 220mm, condition: very good. Sadly the front end paper has been removed due to a possible personal inscription.

The book posits the Nativity of Jesus, metaphysically speaking, and the paintings are therefore a modern prayer of faith. The book's first Nativity was Christmas 1998, the year of publication. 

Claerhout moved to South Africa as a Catholic missionary in 1946. He started painting seriously after moving to Thaba Nchu in 1960. He has a unique style, incorporated items such as donkeys, sunflowers and figures of  everyday people using vivid colours.

Also a sketch in ink on another blank frontal page with word: Groete van Vader Claerhout.

  • Binding Condition: Very good
  • Overall Condition: Very good
  • Sold By: Mantis Books
  • Contact Person: Charl Yates
  • Country: South Africa
  • Email: charl@mantisbooks.co.za
  • Telephone: 0833219905
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  • Trade Associations: AA Approved


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