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 Irmin Henkel (1921-1977)


Irmin Henkel born in Renburg,, Germany 1921 - 1977
 Education
- 1939 – 1946 Irmin Henkel studied medicine, study self-taught in art.
Short Artist Biography
1947 – 1951 After one year of medical practice, Irmin Henkel start fulltime painting.
1951 He start living in South Africa; painted number of portrait commissions including portrait of Prime    Minister Dr DF Malan .
1966 Irmin Henkel designed the Verwoerd Memorial Stamps.
1969 Painted large canvas the South African Cabinet of 1961, commissioned by Government. The painting hangs in the dining-room of the House of Assembly.
1970 Irmin Henkel he started portraitist officials South African Government and private commission. He is famous from his portraits art works, still-life, and landscape themes.
Art Exhibitions
 1946 First one-man art exhibition, Bonn.
 1951 First South African one-man art exhibition, Pretoria.
 1952 Van Riebeeck Tercent Art Exhibition, Cape Town.
 1960 Second Quad of South African Art.
 1966 Republic Festival Exhibition, Pretoria; prestige exhibition, Pretoria Art Museum.
 1977 “The Art of the Portrait”, Pretoria Art Museum.
 1978 memorial Tribute, Pretoria Art Museum.

 Art collections
Pretoria Art Museum; Pietersburg Collection and lot of private collectors in South Africa and overseas.


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