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Born in the Great Karoo on the farm Hillmoore near Steynsburg in 1952 where his mother, a single parent, worked as a domestic worker.

During 1958 she moved to Cape Town where her brother lived in Matroosfontein, to look for a better life for herself and her two sons, of whom Pieter is the youngest.

He received his school education at the Bellville-South Primary School where his art talent was discovered and where he received encouragement from his teachers. During that time he was the winner of quite a few art competitions.

He left school while in Standard 6 to go and help his mother earn a living for themselves. In 1970 he joined Safmarine and worked as a seaman for about three years.

During 1974 he went to Nigel to visit his brother during his holiday. While in Nigel, he obtained work at Marley Tiles and decided not to go back to sea. He lived and worked there until the end of 1977 when he decided to return to Bellville.

In the beginning of 1978 he obtained work at Nettex SA and during that year he continued his hobby as a painter.

During 1982 he took part in a group exhibition in the Belhar Community Centre and again in 1983 in the Bellville Art Society. It was during this year that he met the well-known South African artist, Gregoire Boonzaaier with whom he became friendly.

Gregoire was a great inspiration in the development of Pieter’s career as an artist over the past fifteen years.

Pieter has twenty years experience as an artist and gave up his career as a Shift Foreman at Nettex SA at the end of August 1997 to embark on a full-time career as an artist.

He had no formal training as an artist, but has by means of various artbooks developed his art skills over the past years. He has also visited various art museums to study the paintings of the old masters.

Numerous South African art collectors as well as art collectors abroad are in possession of his work.

He has taken part in 24 exhibitions of which 23 were group and one was a solo exhibition.

Belhar Community Centre - 1982
The Arts Association of Bellville - 1983
"New Signature" South African Association of Art - 1987
CAS Art Festival - University of Cape Town - 1989
Summer Salmon Exhibition - The Cape Gallery, Cape Town - 1989
Claerhout Exhibition, Paarl - 1989
CAS Art Fair, University of Cape Town, 1990
Gala Summer Exhibition, Edrich Art Gfallery, Stellenbosch, 1991
Kunshuis Clanwilliam, 1991
Solo Exhibition, Edrich Art Gallery, Stellenbosch 1991
Gala Summer Exhibition, Edrich Art Gallery, Stellenbosch 1992
Jean Welz Gallery, Worcester, 1993
Gala Summer Exhibition, Edrich Art Gallery, Stellenbosch 1993
Summer Exhibition, Stellenbosch Kunskamer, 1993
Summer Salon Exhibition, Hout Street Art Gallery, Paarl, 1993
The Arts Association of Bellville, 1994
Summer Selection Exhibition, The Cape Gallery, Cape Town, 1994
Summer Salon, Hout Street Art Gallery, Paarl, 1994, 1995
Gala Summer Exhibition, Kunskamer, Stellenbosch, 1995
Good Hope Gallery, The Castle, Cape Town 1996
The Cape Gallery, Ubuntu Exhibition, 1998
The Cape Gallery, Looking at the Land, Cape Town 1998
The Cape Gallery, Spring Exhibition, Cape Town, 1998

Compiled by Gail Dörje

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Title: Robertson Landscape
Size: 19 x 26.5 cm
Media: Oil on canvas
ID: 28599
Price: R 14 750 Framed
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