|1959, born in Pretoria, South Africa|
| Nicolaas Maritz was born in Pretoria in
1959. The son of two architects, he was exposed to art and design at an
early age. After Fine Art studies at the University of Cape Town he worked
briefly as a graphic designer. He lived in London between 1983 and 1985,
but returned to South Africa permanently in 1986.
He has lectured at the universities of Cape Town and Stellenbosch and illustrated a number of award winning children's books.
Nicolaas held his first one-man exhibition in 1976 at the Eastern Province Society of Fine Arts Gallery in Port Elizabeth. Since then he has exhibited all over South Africa and in London. His most recent show was a one-man exhibition of new paintings at the Irma Stern Museum in Cape Town.
Although Nicolaas is primarily known as a painter, he also works in many other media including print-making, ceramics and sculpture.
His mysterious art works have been described as ‘ethno-centric punk’, zippy and zesty.
Paintings, Enamel on Board:
The art works of Nicolaas Maritz may be seen in all the major art collections in South Africa, including the South African National Art Gallery. His most recent one man shows were at the Irma Stern Museum in Cape Town and the Elsie Balt Art Gallery, Evita se Perron, Darling.
This shy artist lives in Darling, where he continues to paint prolifically, ignoring the current debates around the necessity for ‘new media’ in art. His hobbies are gardening and reading
His work is represented in all the major art museums and corporate art collections in South Africa.
South African National Gallery, Cape Town.
Artist: NICOLAAS MARITZ
Title: Rock Lizard 58/120
Size: 30 x 17.5 cm
Price: R 2 300 Framed
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