Frans Claerhout

Frans Claerhout was born in Pittem, West Flanders in 1919, and moved to South Africa as a missionary for the Catholic Church in 1946, at the age of 27. He stayed on a farm near Bloemfontein in the Free State province of South Africa. He worked as a priest and in his spare time he concentrated on his art.

He started painting more after relocatin...

Frans Claerhout was born in Pittem, West Flanders in 1919, and moved to South Africa as a missionary for the Catholic Church in 1946, at the age of 27. He stayed on a farm near Bloemfontein in the Free State province of South Africa. He worked as a priest and in his spare time he concentrated on his art.

He started painting more after relocating to Thaba Nchu in 1960, and became famous for his unique style, which used vivid colors and incorporated items such as donkeys, sunflowers and figures of people he met through his everyday life. Claerhout died of pneumonia at age 87 in 2006.

Examples of his work, characterised by their warm colours, thick impasto paint, exaggerated forms, humour and compassion were exhibited widely in South Africa, as well as in Belgium, Canada, Germany, the United States and the United Kingdom.— www.wikipedia.org

 

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    Harvesters - Oil on board 48,5 x 59cm. Framed.

    Harvesters - Oil on board 48,5 x 59cm. Framed.

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    Figure with Cattle and Flowers - Oil on board 59 x 59cm. Framed.

    Figure with Cattle and Flowers - Oil on board 59 x 59cm. Framed.

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    Oil on board - Die Klein Trek 75 x 90cm. Framed.

    Oil on board - Die Klein Trek 75 x 90cm. Framed.

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    Mother and Child. Mixed media 29cm x 20cm. Framed.

    Mother and Child. Mixed media 29cm x 20cm. Framed.

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    Harvester. Mixed media 29cm x 20cm. Framed.

    Harvester. Mixed media 29cm x 20cm. Framed.

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