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Artist: Jacob Hendrik Pierneef (South African, Title: An extensive view of farmlands, c Medium: Oil on Canvas

Pierneef - Stellenbosch

Mountain Landscape -Jacobus Pierneef (usually referred to as Pierneef) was a South African landscape artist, generally considered to be one of the best of the old South African masters.

JH Pierneef

In 1929 Pierneef was commissioned by the South African Railways to produce thirty-two panels to be displayed in the concourse of the then new Park Station in Johannesburg. On 26 November 1932 the panels were unveiled

Jacobus Hendrik Pierneef (1886 - 1957) was born in Pretoria on 13 August 1886, the year Johannesburg was founded. During the Anglo-Boer war, the family left for the Netherlands, where he came into contact with the paintings of the old masters. During 1900, Pierneef studied drawing under an architect at Hilversum. He worked part time in a paint factory, attending night classes in drawing. In 1901 he studied at Rotterdamse Kusakademie.

Bushveld landscape painting by Jacobus Hendrik Pierneef South African Art, Art Galleries in South Africa, South African Artists Photograph by Gunther Stephan.

Jacob Hendrik PIERNEEF South African 1886-1957 An

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