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P. G. Nel

JH Pierneef - Sy Lewe En Sy Werk (first edition 1990)

Published: Perskor, Kaapstad, 1990

Edition: First Edition

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The first complete and extensive biography on one of South Africa's most renowned artists. Old letters and tributes, published here for the first time, afford an insight to the numerous facets of Pierneef the man.

He was born in Pretoria and lived there for the greater part of his life. In 1957 he received an honorary doctorate from the University of Pretoria and it is fitting that the initiative and support for this work came from the vice-chancellor and rector, Prof. D. M. Joubert, who is himself a great admirer of Pierneef.

The book contains the true life story of one of South Africa's greatest artists. His love of nature is represented in an unique and original way through his work. He painted nature in the way he, as both a person and an artist, experienced it.

He was a man who enriched our country both spiritually and culturally.

Publisher's brown binding with white lettering on the front panel and spine. Text is clean. Binding is tight. Top corners bumped. The jacket is in near fine condition with only some rubbing at the top corners.

264pp. Profusely illustrated. Text in Afrikaans.

  • Jacket Condition: Near Fine
  • Binding Condition: Very Good
  • Overall Condition: Very Good
  • Size: 4to.
  • Sold By: Rare Paper
  • Contact Person: Armandt Marais
  • Country: South Africa
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