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Mother & Child on the Westcoast Shore I


  • Adriaan Boshoff (SA 1935 – 2007)
  • Size: 540 mm x 420 mm

A South African Old Master (SA 1935 – 2007)

The urge to paint surfaced early during Pretoria-born Adriaan Boshoff’s childhood. This self-taught painter worked primarily in oil and excelled at portraying landscapes, seascapes, still lifes and figures in everyday life, in his unmistakable impressionistic style. Some of his most memorable works are scenes of the South African veld with cattle grazing and romanticised visions of childhood.

Often referred to as the ‘Renoir’ of South Africa, Boshoff said that he wanted to capture the fleeting moments of life before they are gone forever. His work has been exhibited and has been collected throughout the world. In 2018, Strauss & Co sold It was a Good Day, a magnificent work depicting fisherfolk and their catch, for R1 024 200.

A museum for his art was opened before his death in 2007. The museum has been moved to France (Chateau des Tesnières, near Vitré) in 2022 and will be opened to the public in 2023; recognising Adriaan as one of the biggest impressionists world-wide. It is an absolute honour to have a museum in France for one of our own.

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