Bibliography Peter Pharoah
Peter Pharoah is one of South Africa’s most popular contemporary artists with a unique style that combines the abstract with the ethereal in a way that draws the viewer in, engaging with them as they explore the rich, vibrant colours, evocative brush strokes and textures.
His African Renaissance Faces of Africa collection celebrates the rich diversity and cultures of Africa in a series of colourful portraits inspired by people encountered on his travels around the continent.
His love of the African bushveld and iconic wildlife is evident in his collection of wildlife artworks where his use of colour and abstraction allows the viewer to imagine the scene and immerse themselves in the moment.
Peter’s originals and limited edition reproduction prints grace the walls of many private, corporate and hospitality industry collectors from around the world.
PETER'S EARLY YEARS
1969, May 16
Born in Johannesburg, South Africa.Peter's parents, Hugh and Anne Pharoah were thrilled with the arrival of their third son, Peter - who, from an early age showed an interest in art, following in his mother's footsteps to become one of South Africa's most popular contemporary artists.
Matriculated from Kearsney College in Kwazulu Natal1989 December Completed a Graphic Design Diploma at Witwatersrand Technicon, Gauteng, South Africa.
AWARDS & COLLECTIONS
Peter was a recipient of the Wilsenach Young Designers Award as well as the illustrious Natal Schools Art Award and the Grahamstown Art Festival Award.Peter's paintings grace the walls of many private and corporate collections including SAPS head office in Germany, Anglo American in London and many others on all continents around the world from Switzerland and Germany to Italy, France and Spain, the United Kingdom, Australia, Africa, the United States and Canada.
Bibliography | Peter's career thus far...
Peter Pharoah is a respected member of the South African art community and has been working as a full time fine artist since 1997.
Here are a few highlights from his career to date.
Peter's work is on permanent exhibition at The Pharoah Gallery in Wilderness, Garden Route, South Africa
Selected Group Exhibitions | Gladwell & Patterson ,London, UK
2021 - ONLINE:
Palm Beach, Florida 2021 ,Gladwell & Patterson ,London, UK
2020 - Gladwell & Patterson ,London, UK
Winter Exhibition 2020 ,Gladwell & Patterson ,London, UK
ONLINE: GFAA Beijing ,Gladwell & Patterson ,London, UK
ONLINE: Glenn's Collection ,Gladwell & Patterson ,London, UK
Peter Pharoah is a South African artist who was born in 1969. Numerous key galleries and museums such as Gladwell & Patterson have featured Peter Pharoah's work in the past.
KUNJANI WINE ESTATE - STELLENBOSCH
A selection of limited edition prints are available from Kunjani Wine Estate in Stellenbosch
WWF & SHARK SAVERS SINGAPORE 2016
Mandala Fine Art Gallery
EXCLUSIVE 2017: When Mandala Fine Art closed its doors last year, it left art belonging to dozens of artists stranded in storage. And now the artists can't get their work back because the gallery also owes the storage company rent. Five of my paintings were part of the exhibition and to date, we have not been able to have them returned or even know what happened to them.
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ECLECTICA CAPE TOWN
Ongoing exhibition of my African Renaissance Faces of Africa Collection
Showcasing new original artworks as part of their various exhibitions and shows.
RED! THE GALLERY - CAPE TOWN
Joint exhibition with Bronzes by Jean Doyle & charcoals by Lauren RedmanWearable art by Vanessa Gounden designs and jewellery by Legacy Collection,jewellery fashioned from the original Robbin Island prison fence.
African Painted Dog Fundraiser at the Houston Zoo,
17 April 2015
SLOW MAGAZINE COVER
A love affair with Africa
2014 11 ZUVA GALLERY - ARIZONA
Joint exhibition with John Banovich
2013 Menlyn Maine - Tshwane. Peter Pharoah was commissioned to produce an artwork commemorating the completion of the Nedbank Falcom building regional head office. This prestigious building is situated in the heart of the Menlyn Maine precinct. The building is of a modern design and finish and comprises a ground floor with offices and retail and four stories of offices above. As always, eco-living and working is a top priority, as such, the building has achieved a 4 Star “Design” certification.
NEWS, EXHIBITIONS & SHOWS
August 2014 The Pharoah Gallery - Wilderness During winter 2014, the Pharoah Gallery underwent a makeover and reopened in August with Peter's popular "Faces of Africa Collection"July 2014
American Art Awards.
Thom Bierdz, former daytime television star selects two of Peter's artworks for submission into the American Art Awards, juried by the 25 top galleries in the United States.
Winter 2014 Fancourt Magazine
Article featuring the Pharoah Gallery in Wilderness appears in the winter issue of the Fancourt Lifestyle and Leisure publication.
October 2013 Eclectica Gallery - Cape Town
Peter Pharoah Art & Prints form part of the various group exhibitions at Eclectica Modern, Clarement in Cape Town.
September 2013 Sedgefield Art Society
The Sedgefield Art Society recently spent the afternoon with Peter Pharoah at the Pharoah Gallery in Wilderness.
June 2013 South Magazine
Peter Pharoah Artworks were included in an article on interior design.
April 2013 Bespoke Design
Peter Pharoah Art & Prints selected to be featured at Bespoke Design in George.
December 2012 Ongoing Exhibition at Red!
The Gallery in Cape TownRED! The Gallery is a dynamic art gallery in Kalk Bay & Constantia near Cape Town featuring work from South Africa's best contemporary and emerging artists.
September 2011 New Zealand art group visit the Pharoah Gallery
A group of artists touring South Africa spent the afternoon at The Pharoah Gallery in Wilderness where Peter gave a painting demonstration presenting the visitors from New Zealand with an insight into his style and technique.
2011 08 Knysna - Exhibition at The Turbine Hotel
Group exhibition at the Turbine Hotel on Thessen Island in Knysna.Art gallery showcasing local SA talent in common areas around the hotel.The prestigious Turbine Hotel on Thesen Island in Knysna features an art gallery showcasing local SA talent in common areas around the hotel.
April 2011 - Pharoah shows his expertise.
Article by Timothy Twidle, The Herald
February 2010 Inspired by Life...
Article by Pauline Lourens, George Herald
2011 The Pharoah Gallery opens in Wilderness Centre, Wilderness.In February 2011, the new gallery opens in the centre of Wilderness village.
August 2010 The Pharoah Gallery @ The Girls Restaurant opens in Wilderness following the devastating fire that destroyed all of Peter's artworks. The collection only included prints as Peter had not recovered from the loss enough to pick up his paintbrush and begin painting again.
June 2010... The Pharoah Gallery destroyed in a fire
Gallery destroyed in devastating fire.Bafana Bafana played France in a nailbiting game during the World Cup Soccer event. South Africa came to a grinding halt as we cheered our national team... and the Pharoah Gallery was burned to the ground, all Peter's artworks were destroyed.May 2008 - Private Pilot's LicencePeter qualifies as a private pilot and begins to use his private airplane to travel to remote regions to find reference and inspiration.
PREVIOUS EXHIBITIONS & SHOWS:
Leisure Isle Gallery in Knysna and at the Zuva Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona.Print collection at African Kirikara in Hout Bay, Cape Town.Hout Bay Gallery
Various Group exhibitions - Hout BayUpper Deck Gallery
Various Group exhibitions - Chris Tugwell Leisure Isle Gallery
Decorex Cape Town
27 April 2006 - 01 May 2006
Cape Town International Convention Centre.
The Dallas Safari Club Annual ConventionJan 2006
The Chris Tugwell Gallery in Knysna and Cosmos.
Featured artist with the ZUVA gallery in Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona in the United States.
2005 March "Peter Pharoah"
Solo exhibition of Peter Pharoah's abstract, tribal and wildlife artworks at the ZUVA Gallery in El Pedregal, Phoenix - Arizona.
2005 February "The Wildlife of Africa"
An astonishing exhibition of wood & stone sculptures as well as oil, acrylic and watercolours by Linda Lemon, Lawrence Bango, Derric van Rensburg and Peter Pharoah
2003 July : Knysna Oyster Festival
Group exhibition at the Chris Tugwell Gallery on Leisure Isle in Knysna
2003 June : "Foam & Flame"Group exhibition at the Old Gaol Gallery in Knysna featuring Chris Tugwell, Lucy Wiles, Peter Pharoah and others.
2002 September : Knysna Arts FestivalGroup exhibition at the Chris Tugwell Gallery on Leisure Isle in Knysna
1999 September : "Still Life"Group exhibition at the Knysna Fine Art Gallery with Dale Elliott, Deborah Poynton, Simon Stone, Claude Jammet, Ian Foster and others.
1999 February: "A Journey into Africa" Peter's first solo exhibition at the Knysna Everard Read Fine Art Gallery during February and March 1999, featured a collection of unique portrait studies of tribal Africa. His powerful strokes and bold use of colour flawlessly captured the harshness and cruelty of Africa, and yet defined the beauty and elegance of the African people in a way that is impossible to ignore.
PREVIOUS ARTICLES, INTERVIEWS & TELEVISION APPEARANCES:
Peter Pharoah artworks featured on local television series
Pharoah shows his expertise by Timothy Twidle,
The Herald 2010/04/21
2010 February : George HeraldArts & entertainment. Inspired by Life... by Pauline Lourens,
Peter's artworks were featured in an article with details about his technique and style.
COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT BY MR PRICE RETAIL STORES
Top SA artist short-changed by Mr Price 2008-03-06 ByPatrick Burnett
The saying imitation is the best form of flattery has taken on a sour meaning for internationally recognised Garden Route artist, Peter Pharoah after he was astonished to find that poor quality prints of his work were for sale at Mr Price Home -- without his permission.Read the article in the SA Art Times 2005
Autumn : Garden Route Living Magazine
Lifestyle magazine - approx 10 000 copies distributed around South Africa.
Peter's artworks were featured in an article with details about his technique and style.2005 Summer : Lifestyle & Leisure MagazineOfficial magazine for Fancourt Hotel & Golf Course - approx 10 000 copies printed and distributed in Fancourt as well as surrounding areas.
Peter Pharoah was interviewed and featured in an article on Investing in Contemporary South African art..Peter's artwork was selected to feature in the "His & Hers" Retail Therapy feature of the magazine.
2005 February : An Outing with Richard Rennie & students.
Acclaimed South African watercolorist, Richard Rennie and a group of his students visited the Pharoah Gallery for a morning with Peter, discussing his technique, style and inspiration.
2005 January : International Artist Magazine
In the Dec 2004/Jan 2005 issue of International Artist, Peter was featured in an eight page article describing his technique, style and inspiration with images of his artworks and a step by step technical demonstration.2004 Getaway MagazineThe Pharoah Gallery in Wilderness was featured in an article entitled Trade Routes, detailing unique and unusual shopping locations in the Garden Route.
2004 April : A Morning with Peter Pharoah
A group of high school art students from Cape Town spent the morning with Peter at the Pharoah Gallery in Wilderness discussing his technique and art as a career.
2004 April : Universal Prints - Germany
Peter Pharoah is the only South African artist to be invited for inclusion in this catalogue series of fine art prints. Signed prints are available from the Pharoah Gallery in Wilderness or online with numerous vendors.
Charlene Truter from Pasella, a South African lifestyle magazine television programme interviewed Peter at the Pharoah Gallery and discussed his work and the day to day life of a full time artist living in the Garden Route.
2003 June : George Herald
Peter was interviewed for an article on the Arts & Entertainment pages of the George Herald community newspaper.
2002 Lifestyle Matters
A lifestyle magazine television programme visited Peter at the Pharoah Gallery to discuss his work and the day to day life of a full time artist...
2001 June : The Pharoah Gallery hosts SA Artists evening for artists of the Garden route.Brian Snellgrove, international speaker and founder of southafricanartists.com hosted an evening an the Pharoah Gallery.
2001 March : Official opening of the Pharoah GalleryThe Pharoah Gallery on the banks of Wilderness Lagoon was officially opened by Alderman Andy Lamont, then Mayor of the Garden Route.
1999 March : First Solo ExhibitionHis first solo exhibition entitled ""A Journey into Africa"" was held at the Knysna Fine Art gallery and featured a collection fo unique portrait studies of tribal Africa."
1998 November: Fine Art Career
Peter moves to Wilderness and embarks on his career as a fine artist working in oils on canvas and board.
1994 : Freelance illustrator in the advertising industry Peter was proficient in all mediums, airbrush, pastels, gouache, acrylics etc. Under enormous pressure to produce storyboards for TV commercials, renderings for ad campaigns as well as finished art for seemingly impossible deadlines, he thrived in this difficult environment creating a sound work ethic which he relies on today.
1992 : Young & Rubicam
On completion of his studies, Peter joined the internationally acclaimed advertising agency, Young & Rubicam where he worked as an art director and illustrator.