Enslin Hercules Du Plessis
(1894 - 1978)
Enslin Hercules Du Plessis was active/lived in South Africa, England. Enslin Du Plessis is known for painting.
Biography Enslin Hercules Du Plessis
Enslin Du Plessis was born in Standerton, Transvaal. He became a journalist in the years before the first world war. Du Plessis settled in London in 1922. He began painting seriously in 1928, but never received formal training. He became a well known painter in London, and exhibited with the New Group on occasional visits to South Africa after 1938. Enslin Du Plessis was awarded the SA Academy medal of honour for painting in 1972.
1929 First exhibitions with the London Group
1936 Empire exhibition, Johannesburg
1938 First of participation in the New Group exhibitions
1947 First of his solo exhibitions in South Africa
1948 Traveling exhibition of SA Art, Tate Gallery
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