Pierre Van der Westhuizen

Title: Haus Blöhdorn
Medium: Pastel
Size: 32 x 19 cm

Title: Ritterburg I
Medium: Pastel
Size: 40 x 43 cm

Title: Ritterburg II
Medium: Pastel
Size: 40 x 25 cm

Title: Minimax
Medium: Etching, 17/30
Size: 15 x 10 cm

Title: Arrogandia
Medium: Etching, 1/20
Size: 22 x 15 cm

About the Artist

Pierre Van der Westhuizen

1961 – Vereeniging, South Africa

Mainly graphic works which includes silkscreen, etching and linocuts, pastels; subject matters: contemporary, life, contrasts, symbols and signs, metaphors, and dichotomy

Resided in Namibia in 2000


Studied Fine Art at the University of South Africa, Pretoria, under John Clarke and Keith Dietrich and obtained his Bachelor in 1993. Lectured drawing and painting at the University of North West, Potchefstroom from 1995 – 1999. Presented workshops at various art centers.

Solo –Exhibitions:

Participated in numerous group exhibitions in Namibia,South Africa and USA

1989      Potchefstroom Museum, Potchefstroom

1989      Gallery on the Market, Johannesburg

1996      Dorp Street Gallery, Stellenbosch

2000      Engelhardt Design, Swakopmund

2004      Die Muschel, Swakopmund

2005      Die Muschel, Swakopmund

Public Collections:

Namibia               University of Namibia, National Art Gallery of Namibia, John Muafangejo Art Centre

South Africa       SASOL, Johannesburg, UNISA, Pretoria, Pretoria Art Museum, Telkom, Pretoria,

                               Auditor General, Pretoria, GEMKOR, Johannesburg, Momentum Bank, Johannesburg

International     Bethel College, Kansas, Berardo Collection, Spain


1985      Merit Bursary – UNISA, Pretoria

1988      Silver Award – Rolfes Impressions 88, Durban

                Standard Bank Award – Best Final Student – UNISA, Pretora

1991      Merit Award, Volkskas Atelier, Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg

1992      Third Price, Vrye Weekblad Poster Competition, Johannesburg

1995      First Ten, Kemptonpark Art Competition, Kemptonpark