Marie Vermeulen-Breedt

MariƩ Vermeulen-Breedt is a dedicated artist who has produced an impressive body of work. Her portraits and pure compositions are a celebration of life, emitting charm and opulence, not only of subject matter but also of rich and vibrant use of colour and light.

BIOGRAPHY

  • 1954                Born Pretoria, South Africa
  • 1977                Completed BA (fine arts) UNISA
  • 1976-7             Portrait study under Kingley Sutton, (RA) and George Israels, (RA) London
  • 1999-02           Study tours to various countries around the world. Study tour at Cite Internationale des arts Paris
  • 1976                Married Jan Breedt, birth of daughter, Adelai (1989), birth of son, Jacob (1982), birth of daughter, Jean-Mari (1995)

MEMBERSHIPS

South African Association of Arts

  • Water Colour Society of South Africa
  • National Portrait Gallery, London, UK
  • South African Association of Art Historians

 

COLLECTIONS

Major Museums:

  • Johannesburg Art Gallery, SA
  • Pietermaritzburg, SA
  • Polokwane, SA
  • Port Elisabeth, SA
  • Pretoria, SA

Banks:

  • Boland Bank, SA
  • Nedbank, SA

Business Corporations:

  • Argentofot, Oberndorf, Germany
  • Armscor, SA
  • Barnard, Jacobs, Mellet
  • Stockbrokers, SA
  • Davison Construction
  • Fort Lauderdale, USA
  • Iscor, SA
  • Rand Club, SA
  • Saambou Building Society, SA
  • Sasol, SA
  • Varcol, SA

Universities:

  • University of Pretoria, SA
  • University of Witwatersrand, SA

EXHIBITIONS

 

Solo Exhibitions

  • 1974:              Saambou National Building Society, Pretoria, SA
  • 1988:              Scheickerdt Gallery, Pretoria, SA
  • 1993:              Sculptura Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
  • 1993:              Scheickerdt Gallery, Pretoria, SA
  • 1996:              The High Banks Gallery, Saugatuck, Michigan, USA
  • 1998:              South African Association of Arts, Pretoria, SA
  • 1998:              Karen McKerron Gallery, Johannesburg, SA
  • 1999:              South African Association of Arts, Pretoria, SA
  • 1999:              Safari Club, Reno Convention Centre, Nevada, USA
  • 2000:              Safari Club, Reno, Nevada, USA
  • 2000:              Eskind Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
  • 2000:              Americana Gallery, Carmel, California, USA
  • 2002:              Safari Club, Sands Convention Centre, Las Vegas, USA
  • 2002:              Dorp Street Gallery, "Vestiges of Grandeur", Stellenbosch, SA
  • 2003:              Ingrid & Marcus Jooste, Pretoria, SA
  • 2003:              Call of Africa, Naples, Florida and Fort Lauderdale, USA
  • 2004:              University of Pretoria, "Highveld Farm", Pretoria, SA

Group Exhibitions

 

  • 1967: New Signatures -Youngest Artist to Exhibit
  • 1981: Galerie Duncan, Paris , France
  • 1991: Gallery on the Market, Johannesburg , SA
  • 1992: W.J. Taylor Galleries , Johannesburg , SA
  • 1992: Naomie Enslin Interiors, Pretoria , SA
  • 1994: Gallery Knokke, Knokke , Belgium
  • 1994: Gallery Sculptura, Antwerp , Belgium
  • 1994: Stellenbosch Kunskamer, Stellenbosch, SA
  • 1997: Flyway Pacific Gallery, Solvang , California , USA
  • 1999: Brian Sin field Gallery, Burford , England
  • 2000: New Masters, Carmel , California , USA
  • 2000: Austin Gallery , Austin , Texas , USA
  • 2001: Eskind Gallery, Scottsdale , Arizona , USA
  • 2001: South African Association of Arts, Pretoria , SA
  • 2001: Austin Gallery , Austin , Texas , USA
  • 2002: Thomsons Gallery, Bond Street , London , UK
  • 2002: Austin Gallery , Austin , Texas , USA
  • 2002: Kosmos Gallery, Kosmos, SA
  • 2002: Kurland Estates, Plettenberg Bay , SA
  • 2003: Flyway Pacific Gallery, Solvag , California , USA
  • 2003: W.H. Pattersons Fine Arts, Albemarle Street , London , UK
  • 2004: Nederburg Wine Auction,"July ", Cape Town , SA
  • 2004: Call of Africa, Fort Lauderdale , USA
  • 2004: Call of Africa, Naples , USA
  • 2004: Jannewales op Kloof, Cape Town, SA
  • 2004: Johan Coetzee Kunsgallery, "Die Kunstenaars", Stellenbosch, SA
  • 2005: Thompsons Gallery, Bond Street , London , UK
  • 2005: W.H. Patterson Fine Arts, Albemarle Street , London , UK
  • 2005: Jannewales op Kloof, Cape Town , SA
  • 2005: Mad Exhibition, Foxhill Estate, London , UK
  • 2005: Gallery, Self Portrait Exhibition, Cape Town , SA
  • 2006: AFRI ART Gallery , Opening Exhibition, Pretoria , SA
  • 2006: Jannewals op Kloof, Cape Town , SA
  • 2006: IART Gallery, Opening Exhibition, Cape Town , SA
  • 2007: Azali on Forest Gallery, Laguna Beach , California , USA
  • 2007: AFRI ART Gallery , Autumn Exhibition, Pretoria , SA
  • 2007: KKNK Arts Festival, Oudsthoorn, SA                         

DESIGNS

  • 2003:               Artwork for Woolworths Bag, SA
  • 2003:               Cover Page for Portfolio Collection, SA
  • 2003:               Medal designs for Harmony Gold, SA

PORTRAITS COMMISSIONED

 

MariƩ Vermeulen-Breedt boasts many portraits on commission, including the likes of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, commissioned by Tokyo Sexwale and Mr. Venter Odendaal of Gallaghar Estates 1995; P. W. Botha (1982) State President; Prof. Thornhill from University of Pretoria (2001) and Dr. A.E. Rupert (University Pretoria -1986). Commissions 2003 ''Masaai Warrior'' and ''Masaai Maiden'' for Editor of the Wall Street Journal: Florida, USA

 

  • 1982                P.W. Botha, State President, SA
  • 1985                Professor P.W. Hoek, Chancellor, University of Pretoria, SA
  • 1985                Dr. D.J. Howell, University of Pretoria, SA
  • 1986                Mr. A. Schlebusch, Vice Chancellor, University of Pretoria, SA
  • 1986                Dr. A.E. Rupert, Chancellor, University of Pretoria, SA
  • 1988                Mr. Johan van Vuuren, MD Armscor, SA
  • 1988                Mr. Leendert Dekker, Director, Armscor, SA
  • 1988                Mr. Kallie Schweickerdt, Director, Schweickerdt Gallery, SA
  • 1988                Mr. Freimeldt, Director Schweikerdt Gallery, SA
  • 1989                Mr. Willie Lutsch, Director, Armscor, SA
  • 1989                Dr. J. Maree, Director, Armscor, SA
  • 1989                Mr. Fred Bell, Director, Armscor, SA
  • 1989                Mr. Daan van der Merwe, MP, SA
  • 1990                Mrs. Snow Cruywagen, Wife of Administrator, Transvaal, SA
  • 1991                Ten portrait studies of all former deans, Department of Business Economics, University of Pretoria, SA
  • 1991                Sandy McCormack, Miss South Africa 1987
  • 1992                Mrs. H. Odendaal, Edelcon, Gallagher Estate, SA
  • 1992                Mr. T. De Waal, Director, Armscor, SA
  • 1992                Mr. Johan Alberts, CEO, Armscor, South Africa
  • 1992                Mr. and Mrs. Naude, Omnia Group of Companies, SA
  • 1994                His Majesty, King Goodwill Zwelithini, Kwa-Zulu Natal, SA
  • 1995                Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II commissioned by Tokyo Sexwale (Gauteng Province) and Mr. Venter Odendaal of Gallagher Estates, SA
  • 1997                Carlo Rossi, MD Varcol Paints, SA
  • 1998                Mr. Hernus Kriel, Premier Western Cape Province, SA
  • 2001                Prof. Sibusisu VilNkomo, Dean, Department of Business Economics, University of Pretoria, SA
  • 2002                Prof. Norma Reid, Vice Chancellor, University Witwatersrand, SA
  • 2005                Mr. O.R. Tambo, Mr. Nelson Mandela, Mr. Thabo Mbeki, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, SA. Unveiled by President Thabo Mbeki

 

COMMISSIONS

  • 1985                Tapestry for Middelburg Municipality, Middelburg, SA
  • 1985                Illustrated Book: "Honourable Scars" by Wim de Klerk, SA
  • 1986                "Roan Antelope" for Hunter's society, SA
  • 1990                "The Last Supper" for Conference Centre, Heidelberg, SA commissioned by MR. Piet Liebenberg, SA
  • 1990                "Dusk" for Prof. D.D. Benson, Colorado State University, commissioned By University of Pretoria, SA
  • 1991                "Evolution" for Boland Bank, SA
  • 1996                "Wildlife Portfolio" for the Wildlife Gallery, Michigan, United States of America
  • 1997                "Transformation 1", Iscor, SA
  • 1997                "Last day of Trading" for Johannesburg Stock Exchange, SA, commissioned by Barnard Jacobs, Mellet, Stockbrokers
  • 1997                "Wildlife Portfolio" for Davison Construction, Fort Lauderdale United States of America commissioned by Mr. Jim Davison
  • 1997                Paintings for Minnesota Badgers Baseball Club, Minnesota, United States of America
  • 1997                "Keedo Portrait" for Mrs. N. Schutte, SA
  • 1997                "Washing of Feet" for Rev. Liebenberg, SA
  • 1999                "Jesus and Children" for Rev Liebenberg, SA
  • 2000                "Young Leopard" for Prof. DR. & Mrs. Karl-Heinz Westphal, Lindau, Germany
  • 2000                "Cape Buffalo" for Argentofot, Oberndorf, Germany
  • 1998-02           "Wildlife" Portfolio for Mr. & Mrs. e Schneider, Sydney, Australia
  • 2002                "Farrier at work", "Wild Dogs" for Mr. and Mrs. Hans-Jorg Wenske, Oberndorf, Germany

 

 

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