|MARTIN KOCH (MARTHINUS STEPHANUS)|
|Born 1940, Pretoria, Republic of South Africa|
Completed School at Linden High, Johannesburg, Studied Commercial Art under Professor Robert Bain 1957 - 1958. A painter of landscapes and wildlife, works in oil and watercolour. Self-taught artist. Started painting at the age of 10.
1955 - First Public Exhibition at the age of 14 years, 18 September 1955, Johannesburg, RSA. Obtained 20 diplomas in 1955 at the University Art Festival, Johannesburg.
1956 - At the age of 16 years held an exhibition in Linden, Johannesburg.
1960 - Held an exhibition of Landscapes and Wildlife.
1960 - Commissioned to paint scene of Gold Mining Industry - African Museum for City Council of Johannesburg.
1962 - An exhibition of paintings opened by the Minister of Information's wife at the Greenwich Gallery, Rosebank, Johannesburg.
1962 - African Wildlife Exhibition held at the Everard Read Gallery, Rosebank, Johannesburg.
1963 - Commissioned by Mr. Norbert Erleigh, Gold Mining Magnate of Johannesburg to execute collection of Wildlife paintings.
1964 - Commissioned by Lord and Lady Lilleford of London to paint two Wildlife paintings.
1965 - Exhibition of Wildlife and Landscape paintings at Edrich Art Gallery, Stellenbosch opened by Prof. F.E.T. Malherbe.
1967 - Painting Prof. Chris Barnard - World Renowned Heart Surgeon.
1968 - Commissioned by SA Government to paint Military March-Pass of the 5th Centenary of the Republic of South Africa (size 6 x 12 ft) unveiled by the State President on the 5th December 1968, now hanging in the Military Academy, Pretoria.
1968 - Commissioned by S.A. Defence Force to paint Navy Frigate.
1969 - Commissioned to do series of paintings for Bester Construction Investments Co. of South Africa.
United States of America
1970 - First South African artist to be invited by Kennedy Gallery, New York (African Wildlife)
1970 - Private Commission by Administrator of State of Transvaal, Mr. Danie Hough.
1971 - Commissioned by Transvaal Provincial Administration to execute large mural (6 x 12 ft). Now hanging in the Council Chamber Building.
1972 - Commissioned to do Wildlife painting for Head Office, Volkskas Bank, Pretoria.
1973 - Commissioned by Davenport Bank and Trust Co. of America to paint series of African Wildlife paintings.
1973 - Exhibition of African Wildlife paintings at the Sportman's Edge Gallery, New York City.
1975 - Commissioned by Davenport Bank and Trust Co. to paint Lion Painting for Niabi Zoo Board, and prints of Lion Painting sold for fund raising.
1975 - Represented South Africa in the International Wildlife Exhibition in San Antonio, Texas.
1975 - Invited by National Frost Bank, Texas to execute painting and visit Y.O. Wildlife Ranch and spend three days with moon-astronaut Guss Aldrin.
1976 – Commissioned to do painting for Art Collection Potchefstroom University.
1978 – Wildlife Exhibition in Midlands, Texas, presented by Nelda Poole.
1982 – Exhibition of paintings – Schweickerdt Art Gallery, Pretoria.
1984 – Commissioned by Mr. Sol Kerzner, Southern Sun Hotels to paint two Wildlife paintings for the King and Queen Suites – Lost City Palace Hotel.
1987 – Painted 8 large canvases for the South African National Parks Board, now to be seen in Kruger National, Head Office, Pretoria and Head Office – Cape Town.
1988 – Painted two very large canvases for Head Office of the South African Reserve Bank.
1989 – Commissioned by South African Reserve Bank to design New South African monetary coins presently in use.
1990 – Executed several exhibitions at Martin Koch Gallery with Robert Koch.
1990 – Commissioned by Anglo American Corporation to do painting for Mr. Osamu Nakamura, Hiroshima, Japan – Mazda Motor Corporation.
1991 – Embassy, Mexico – Embassy, Brazil, acquired paintings from gallery and several others to prepare new offices.
1993 – Commissioned to paint Wildlife painting for President Lucas Mangope of Bophuthatswana.
2000 – Exhibition in Dallas, Texas.
2003 – Exhibition in Dallas, Texas.
2005 – Robert, my son, and I presented two exhibitions in Kruger National Park.
Artist: MARTIN KOCH
Size: 60 x 49 cm
Price: R 35 000 framed
Gallery hours: Mon to Fri: 9h30 to 17h00, Sat: 10h00 to 14h00
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