Pieter van der Westhuizen is synonymous with Philadelphia…
As one of South Africa’s most popular artists, he enjoys an international reputation for his etchings, paintings and pastell-works. He was a resident of Philadelphia for 24 years and therefore we cherish his memory.
We are fortunate to be able to offer more than 200 original etchings to the public at the Pieter van der Westhuizen Art Gallery. Visitors can also browse and relax in the gallery and memorial area where you can see a part of Pieter van der Westhuizen’s studio and his favourite chair and other personal belongings.
In the near future we invisage a guided tour in Philadelphia to enable artlovers to follow his footsteps and experience the environment that inspired him.
“This is the world I live in. The sheep, the chickens, the barbed wire fences, the solitary trees on the horizon, the birds in flight: It is all part of my life.” This is Pieter van der Westhuizen’s summary of his 2003 Landscape-etching and his hometown, Philadelphia.