David Kuijers

David Kuijers Gallery

David was born in Vanderbijlpark of Dutch immigrant parents.  His father was a part-time artist who painted under the pseudonym B. Arteld.  Surrounded from a very young age by art materials and books, art was always going to be a part of his life.

He completed his schooling at the Art, Music and Ballet School in Pretoria, with a distinction in Graphics and the “Best Painter” award for the year.

After his Military service, David spent 1986 as a mediocre and frustrated signwriter.  He entered the Cape Technicon the following year hoping to do a diploma in Fine Art, but had to settle for Graphic Design, as the former was discontinued.  He majored in Illustration and received the merit award for 1989 on graduating.

After freelancing as a designer/illustrator for some years, there came some large commissions which helped ease the transition to full-time artist.  These commissions included:  The President Hotel; The Radisson Hotel;
Medi-Clinics;  Tiger Foods.

In 2002 a book entitled  “David Kuijers paints the Town” was published on Capetown.   In 2004 he joined British publishers De Montfort Fine Art.

David’s work, incorporating clean cut lines and vibrant colours, is well know throughout the greater Capetown area.

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