Nico Ross (1940 – 2008)
Nico held over 20 solo exhibitions and took part in numerous group exhibitions. In 1991 the University of Pretoria held a Retrospective Exhibition of his work and he was presented with a Silver University Medal by the principal of the University in recognition of outstanding achievement. – He is regarded as one of South Africaґs and Namibiaґs most important artists. In 1998 he was awarded with the Medal of Honour for paintings by the South African Academy of arts and Science – the highest award to an artist in South Africa.
His works can be found in major South African art Museums, many private and company collections in South Africa such as UNISA, Sasol and the Pretoria Art Museum to name a few. His work is also represented in the National Art Gallery of Namibia.