n De Arte - Neels Coetzee : a great and gentle heart (12 January 1940-2 August 2013) : obituary




Although Neels Coetzee (Johannes Cornelius Coetzee) is known as one of South Africa's finest sculptors, far too little is known about his person, his education and training, and, above all, his achievements. The fact that he produced magnificent drawings, independent from his sculptures, is just one of his achievements which has not been sufficiently acknowledged. Coetzee was a modest man who lived a reserved life. The last six years of his life he was bed-ridden and unable to produce art.


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