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Tienie Pritchard


Elna : 073 603 0782 elna@tieniepritchard.co.za

Tienie :083 651 9493  studio@tieniepritchard.co.za

South African artist Tienie Pritchard, one of the most prominent South African sculptors, became internationally renowned for his bronze monumental public commissions. The nine meter high George Harrison in Settler’s Park, Eastgate, Johannesburg is one of the biggest and best-known bronze monuments in the country. The Water Nymphs at the Aventura resort in Bela Bela (Warmbaths) stands six meters tall. The Wall Panel, depicting South Africa’s participation in World War II, in the commemorative museum at Dellville Wood in France, measures an imposing three meters high by ten meters long. His work is represented in private and public collections all over the world. His subject is the human figure, portrayed nude or semi-nude and, although he also sculpts animals, he prefers to incorporate them into his compositions with human figures.

Ever since Tienie had discovered clay as his preferred medium, it was his greatest challenge to sculpt the nude human form. Throughout his career, the nude was his passion and the basis of his creative motivation. To Tienie Pritchard the nude is not only a subject of art, but in fact a separate form of art. The human body is rich in associations and when it is turned into art, it can be expressive of a wide range of concepts. He is convinced that he can capture the human form in three dimensions only by means of the classical realistic style. To him sculpture is all about form. He studied anatomy by assembling the human skeleton and by familiarizing himself with every muscle in the human body.

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