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"Horst Janssen: Early Etchings 1958 – 1964"
2005-09-07 until 2005-09-24
Sasol Art Museum, University of Stellenbosch
ZA South Africa
The exhibition of prints by Horst Janssen to be exhibited at the Sasol Art Museum in Stellenbosch, is part of the 10th German Cultural Week. The week is held every year to promote cultural dialogue between Germany and South Africa. The week includes drama, music, film, poetry and art exhibitions. Horst Janssen was a German printmaker (born 14th November 1929 in Hamburg, died 31st August 1995, Oldenburg). One of the most important and prolific German graphic artists of his time.
He was a pupil of Paul Wunderlich, from whom he learned etching. His art was influenced earlier by Edvard Munch and later by ‘art brut’ and Jean Dubuffet.
His life was marked by numerous marriages, outspoken opinions, alcoholism, and selfless dedication to the art of printmaking.
Horst Janssen was awarded a number of prizes and awards for his printmaking in Germany and elsewhere, one of the more important being first prize for graphic art at the Venice Biennale in 1968.
The exhibition opens on Wednesday 7 September at 18.30 and runs until the 24 September 2005. The Sasol Art Museum will close at 16.00 on Saturdays from 1 September.