Knysna Heads. Oil on Board 69cm x 109cm. Framed.
Hennie Griesel (1931 – 2015) never attended a single art class in his life, and had no art tuition of any kind. Everything he delivered was pure talent.
He did show signs of a love for art as a young boy in the Tzaneen-district, and he started painting. He earned his money as a road-worker driving bull dozers.
His most popular work include still-lifes of copper and flowers, especially cosmos and sunflowers. His masterpieces of landscapes, animal studies and architecture can be seen in houses and offices all over Taiwan, USA, Israel and France.