Born in Pretoria on March 13, 1939, Christiaan Nice was a quintessential master of contemporary impressionism, establishing himself as one of South Africa’s foremost artists over his remarkable 40-year career. What truly sets Christiaan Nice apart is his remarkable self-taught journey.
He gained widespread fame for his diverse subjects, which included “donkey carts,” “District Six Cape Scenes,” “Harbour Scenes,” and “Landscapes.” With skillful brushwork and drawings inspired by his life experiences, he crafted images that immersed the viewer in the essence of each subject, forging a unique connection between the canvas and its observer.
Notably, Christiaan Nice’s work achieved a rare distinction as an investment, steadily appreciating in value by an impressive 30% annually. His retirement only added to the allure of his creations, further enhancing their worth.
His artwork graced the walls of leading galleries, private collections, and public spaces across South Africa, as well as in Europe and the United States. Christiaan Nice’s remarkable journey as a self-taught artist, combined with his unique and coveted impressionistic style, cemented his legacy as one of the greatest South African artists of all time.
It’s worth noting that Christiaan Nice passed away on October 20, 2020, leaving behind a remarkable artistic legacy.
Artwork of Christiaan Nice exhibited at Crouse Art Gallery. Original art of more than 60 top South African Artists – Since 1999.