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Wim Blom





Wim Blom is a South African visual artist who was born in 1927. He had several exhibitions at galleries and museums.

Wim Blom’s work has been described as precise, with a timeless quality.  He adopted an intensely realistic approach to painting still life’s and images of uninhabited interiors, exploring the intrigue of spaces.

He received his Fine Arts degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, and did post-graduate work at the University of Edinburg, Scotland, and at the University of Perugia, Italy.

Blom taught at the University of the Witwatersrand and at the Johannesburg School of Art.

After emigrating to Canada, he was a curator at the National Gallery of Canada.  

During this period, Gallery 101 Johannesburg, held the first exhibition of Inuit (Eskimo) art in South Africa - all items had been personally selected by Wim Blom.

After leaving the museum world, Blom gave his full attention to his painting.  He has exhibited internationally.  His work is represented in public collections, such as the National Gallery of Canada and the South African National Gallery, in numerous corporate and private collections in Canada, France, Great Britain, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland and the U.S.A.  

Wim Blom lives and works on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada.