Vermeiren CV

Born 1949, Bornem, Belgium. Lived in SA since 1975. Works in oil, lithography, etching and mural painting.

Studies: 1968 - 1974 - Studied full time at Academy St Niklaas; Academy of Mechelen; achieved a Degree in Graphic Art from Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten en de Hogere Instituten, Antwerp, Belgium; on study bursary on engraving in Belgrade, Yugoslavia

Profile: 1976 - 1987 - Committee member of SA Association of Arts, Cape Town branch; Committee member of the Artists Guild; guest lecturer in lithography in the Cape; part time lecturer at Univ. of Stellenbosch, Cape, SA; did numerous illustrations for children's books and periodicals; lived in Antwerp, Belgium

Public / Corporate Sanlam; Sasol; Durban Art Gallery, Durban, SA; National

Collections: Museum, Bloemfontein, Free State, SA; Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria, SA; Sterckshof Museum, Antwerp, Belgium; Univ. of Orange Free State, Free State, SA; Museum in Yugoslavia

Private Collections: Numerous in South Africa and abroad

Solo and Group 1969 - 1998 - Belgium; Yugoslavia; South Africa; USA; West

Exhibitions: Germany; SWA/Namibia; Dendermonde, Belgium; Republic Festival Exhibition; 1985 Tributaries touring SA and West Germany

In an interview about a painting given to Nelson Mandela on behalf of the Flemish Government in Belgium at a cultural exchange meeting, Vermeiren said, "When the Department of Foreign Affairs in Belgium approached me to do the painting, I was honoured. My painting epitomises peace, tranquility and unity with nature."….Argus 1997

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