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JULES VAN DER VIJVER
Born 1951 in De Bilt, Netherlands
 

Came to South Africa in 1967. Studied - 1970: one year at Muchaelis School; 1971 - 74: accepted for specialized training in printmakeing at Jan van Eyck Akademie, Maastricht, Netherlands. 1975: on return to SA, interested in anthropology and began studies for BA at UNISA; taught part-time at Michaelis.
1976-78: appointed Principle at Rorke's Drift (ELC Art and Craft Centre); Kwazulu landscape and history provided source material for conceptualized translation in subsequent work; shift of interest away from academic studies back to printmaking.
1978: on retirement of Katrine Harries, invited to take over as Head of Printmaking Department at Michaelis School.
1980: One-man Exhibition at Stellenbosch University.
1981: Five Roses Young Artists Merit Award at Grahamstown Festival; invited exhibition of screen-prints at University of Wits Galleries. Although he had practiced professional for only a few years, the technical excellence and outstanding quality of his serigraphs of 1978-81 captured attention of museum Directors and exhibition selectors. Represented in SA National Gallery, Cape Town; Durban Art Gallery; University of Wits Gallery.

Esmé Berman, Art and Artists of South Africa, An Illustrated biographical dictionary and historical survey of painters, sculptors and graphic artists since 1875; 1983

EXHIBITIONS

2012
Turn Around Time, annual Winter Solstice exhibition at The Cape Gallery


Jules

Artist: JULES VAN DER VIJVER
Title: Untitled 7/12 1980
Size: 51 x 37 cm
Media: Serigraph
Price: R 6 000 Framed
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