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Christo Coetzee

 (1929 - 2001)
Christo Coetzee was active/lived in South Africa, Spain.  Christo Coetzee is known for painting, collage, assemblage.

Christo Coetzee

Christo Coetzee (1929 - 2001)

Christo Coetzee was born in Johannesburg on 24 March 1929. His father died when he was 10 years old, and he was raised by his mother and his two sisters who were 16 and 20 years older than him.

Growing up in Turffontein, Coetzee had no lack of material to spark his imagination, and he often spent his evenings making mud-sculptures in the garden after the five-o'clock-rains. During his childhood he built a miniature theatre complete with furniture and grand piano, and also made chessmen for his four-sided chessboard out of washers and screws which he glued together and painted in bright colours. A friend of Christo's parents, Finie Basson, owned many interesting works of art, and Christo found insp  ...  Displaying 750 of 10527 characters.

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About  Christo Coetzee

Born:  1929 - Johannesburg, South Africa
Died:   2001 - Tulbagh, South Africa
Known for:  painting, collage, assemblage