Information

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Last Name
LOUW
First Name
John
Place of Birth
Namaqualand/South Africa
Scholarship since
Member since
01.03.2005
Date of birth
26.01.1949
Deceased
technique
Mouth painter
Curriculum

John Louw had an accident in 1967, at the age of 18, while riding his motorbike, resulting in paralysis of all four limbs. A few years later he began to paint with the mouth. He was soon able to make progress. In 1987 he received a scholarship from the Association. This allowed him to attend various art courses taught by artists of high standing. In 1993 he graduated in art and received a diploma. In 1997 he became Associate member of the VDMFK.

John Louw has a passion for scenes taken from the animal kingdom in Africa. He also likes to paint landscapes depicting his native country. His favourite techniques are oils and water-colours.

Today, John Louw lives in a small South African village called De Aor. The poverty that he saw and experienced in this region led him to establish a home for homeless children. At present, this home provides accommodation for 35 children.

Paintings

Sunset
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