Johannes (Petrus) Meintjes (1923-1980) Artist, Author and Historian
Meintjes was a painter who enjoyed tremendous public support for his art since early age and also received international acclaim as an author later on. He is a well known historian and one of South Africa's most versatile artists. The fame he enjoyed as a 21 year old artist is completely unequaled in the South African history of art. Esmé Berman wrote in her authoritative Art & Artists of South Africa that 'the spectacular suddeness with which Johannes Meintjes catapulted to the headlines during the last years of WW2 is a phenomenon seldom equaled in South African cultural history. Before he was 22 years old the intense you
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