Hermann Niebuhr

Hermann Niebuhr born in 1972, is a South African artist who lives and works in Johannesburg. He is primarily a painter, working in oil on canvas in a classical painterly style capturing a sense of realism. His works document urban decay as well as rural landscapes.

Niebuhr studied at Rhodes University, Grahamstown and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (with distinction in History of Art) in 1993. After completing his studies, he isolated himself and developed his technique over six years as he worked in the Karoo, influenced by the small town and arid landscape before moving back to Johannesburg in 2002.

Niebuhr currently works between his studios in Fordsburg, Johannesburg, and De Rust in the Klein Karoo.

Image: Courtesy of artist