Born in 1956, Cornelius Bosch embarked on his artistic journey after studying at the Technicon of Pretoria. Initially working as a freelance graphic artist, he eventually decided to dedicate his career to painting. As a true South African artist, Bosch drew profound inspiration from the rich tapestry of his homeland and its history.
Bosch’s body of work is characterized by its remarkable diversity. He masterfully captured the essence of life through vibrant and dramatic bowls of flowers, classical landscapes, and even ventured into the realm of abstract art. His contemporary pieces, including “Industrial Cathedral’s,” “The Glass Boat,” and “Confrontation,” bear testimony to the depth of his artistic talent.
In his creations, Bosch skillfully harnessed the interplay of warmth, texture, and the magic of multiple layers of translucent colors, all bathed in the play of light. He seamlessly transitioned between intricate detailing and bold expressions, forging a unique artistic identity.
In his view, South African art was experiencing a new phase, with increased public awareness of culture and a growing appreciation for art in various forms. Bosch’s works found a special place in the hearts of art lovers across the country, leaving an indelible mark.
Cornelius Bosch was both prolific and highly disciplined in his craft. For 17 years, he solidified his reputation as a dedicated artist whose work stood the test of time, earning recognition that placed art above all other accolades. This commitment and dedication made Bosch’s paintings highly sought after by collectors and investors alike.
Sadly, Cornelius Bosch’s promising artistic journey was cut short when he passed away in March 2011 at the young age of 55.
Artwork of Cornelius Bosch exhibited at Crouse Art Gallery. Original art of more than 60 top South African Artists – Since 1999.