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Beatrix Bosch | Contemporary South African artist, Wilderness, Garden Route, South Africa - original leather artworks from elephant, ostrich, crocodile, buffalo and other skins.
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About Beatrix Bosch
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About Beatrix Bosch | Beatrix Bosch - Leather Artist

It all started with a bedspread...

43 Years ago, Beatrix Bosch pioneered leather art in South Africa. Completely self taught, she became wellknown for commission works in large buildings and hundreds of homes around the world. Beatrix has had 34 solo exhibitions in South Africa, USA, Switzerland and numerous group shows. She is now combining computer graphics with the leather art, visit the Graphics page to view her computer art.

Beatrix Bosch was born in the small rural town of Hertzogville in the Free State, South Africa. In 1955 she graduated from Stellenbosch university then later went on to study at the Johannesburg School of Art - Pottery & Weaving during 1965 and 1966.

She is, today, regarded as an internationally renowned artist with a unique vision, an artist whose passion for her craft transforms her medium into sophisticated designs that have continued to surprise and delight her admirers for the past 45 years.

With more than 34 solo exhibitions and numerous group shows in South Africa, USA and Switzerland, Beatrix is today regarded as an internationally renowned artist with a unique vision. Her artworks are imbued with her life’s experiences, her passion and commitment to her craft and it is an honour and a privilege to experience her stunning collection of new artworks under African skies again.

Don’t miss an opportunity for a tactile experience that will leave you in awe of the medium and the artist who has so lovingly wrought the skins into artworks that will endure for generations to come.

Born: Hertzogville, Free State, RSA.
6 January 1935.

Educated:
Orange Girls' High School, Bloemfontein.
Stellenbosch University - Dipl. Home Economics 1955.
Johannesburg School of Art - Pottery & Weaving 1965 -66.

Profile:
Married Anthropologist Dr. J.L. Bosch 1956.

1961 - helped husband with research in Okavango, NAMIBIA.
1962 - 67 lived in JOHANNESBURG.
1967 - 69 lived in NELSPRUIT.
From 1969 lives in WILDERNESS, Western Cape.

Beatrix creates mainly abstract wallhangings in various kinds of leather. She often undertakes special commissions for corporations and private homes.

In the later 1990's, she branched into incorporating sculpture in leather and resin; also airbrushing and mixed media on ostrich skin.

Her latest passion is creating designs on computer, using Painter and Photoshop.

GROUP SHOWS
1969: Nelspruit - Show of Lowveld Artists.
1970-2002: George - Strydom Gallery.
1974 & 1975 Florence, ITALY
- International Arts & Crafts Fair.
1982: Sebokeng
- Multi-Racial Art Exh. in Aid of the Black Aged.
1984: Stellenbosch
- Auction of Red Cross Society for Hunger Relief.
1988: Cape Town
- African Treasures Auction for S.A. Red Cross Society.
1993: Pretoria
- Momentum Art, Pretoria Art Museum.
1994: New York, USA
- Grand Central Arts & Crafts Show.
Awards:
1975 Hajee Ebrahim Suleiman Award.
ART SA TODAY.

EXHIBITIONS - SOLO SHOWS.
1969 -1979
1969: Stellenbosch - Edrich Gallery.

1970: Johannesburg - Rand Easter Show.
Klerksdorp - Saambou.
Pretoria - Saambou.
George - Island School.
1971 George - Civic Centre.
1972: Johannesburg - van Wijk home, Northcliff.
Stellenbosch - Grosvenor Museum.
1973 Potchefstroom.- Art Faculty of the Potchefstroom University. Durban - N.S.A. Gallery.
1974: Burgersdorp - City Hall. George - Island School.
1975: Cape Town - Ann Zinn Gallery.
1977: Cape Town - Ann Zinn Gallery.
1978: Houston, Texas - duBose Gallery.
1979: Chicago USA - Neville Sargent Gallery.
Nelspruit - Inglesby's Gallery.

1980 -1988
1980: Houston Texas - duBose Gallery.
1981: Pretoria - S.A. Ass. of Arts.
1983: Plettenbergbaai - Look Out Gallery.
1984: Pretoria - S.A. Ass. of Arts.
1985: Stellenbosch - Kuns Oweral Gallery.
Secunda - D.R. Church.
1986: Pretoria - S.A. Ass. of Arts.
East London - Rotary Charity Show.
Stellenbosch - Edrich Gallery.
1987: Bloemfontein - Johannes StegmannGallery.
Johannesburg - Rembrandt Art Centre,
University of the Witwatersrand.
1988: Bellville - Tygervallei Centre.

1991 - 2000
1991: Pretoria - S.A. Ass. of Arts.
1995: Cape Town - Sanlam Art Gallery.
1996: Atlanta GA USA.- International School.
Topeka, KS, USA - Garlinghouse home.
1997: Potchefstroom - Auditorium of the University of Potchefstroom.
Steinhausen, ZUG, Switzerland - Forum Zugerland.
1998. Zurich, Switzerland.- Bally, Bahnhofstr.

2000. Paarl. Afrikaans Language Museum
2011 Awakenings Exhibition - Beatrix Bosch Studio - Wilderness

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