Artist, Author and Historian
1923 - 1980

'Mine is the vision of a painter sprung from the soil of Africa and I have given it in a personal statement which may find a response in the heart and imagination of another generation'.
Johannes Meintjes (1960)

We are compiling a catalogue raisonné of the paintings of Johannes Meintjes and approximately 2000 images may be viewed on this archival website.
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Meintjes - Liriese Werk / Lyrical Works
Biography. 1948. 77 pp
Anreith Press, Cape Town
Sold for R12,880 on 1 Jun 2010
by Stephan Welz & Co
1942 Self Portrait
380 x 340
Charcoal heightened with white
Sold for R150,390 on 26 Sep 2011
by Strauss & Co
1951 Swazi Landscape II
635 x 435
Oil on board
Sold for R668,400 on 8 Oct 2012
by Strauss & Co





The Molteno High School in the Eastern Cape houses an important collection of more than 70 art works representing Johannes Meintjes' creative output.
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14 JULY TO 28 AUGUST 2010
Click here to download catalogue of exhibition (1.42 MB)

Regular updates take place as more images and information become available.
Last update: 20 July 2016

A South Africa artist who deserves to be regarded alongside Maggie Laubser






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