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Jonathan Freemantle 

Jonathan Freemantle was born in Cape Town in 1978. At 17, he was selected as one of the five students from around the world to study at St Oswald’s Academy in London, an intensive 5 year traditional training/apprenticeship in drawing, painting and sculpture and geometry.

‘Timing is everything, size is everything, context is everything, everything is political, everything is emotional, art is life, life is art. Somewhere at the intersection of these tangents you will find, I promise you, Jonathan Freemantle’s paintings in Breathing Spaces. ‘ - Valerie Kabov 2020

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Jonathan has since been involved in a number of projects. He has held solo exhibitions worldwide (London, Cape Town, Amsterdam & Edinburgh). In 2002 he set up and directed the painting department of The Art Academy in London. His work has been featured in a variety of publications in Europe, South Africa and in the UK. He wrote and illustrated a book, ‘Anatomy made simple for Artists’ published by Arcturus (UK) in 2004. His work is represented in collections worldwide including SAB Miller and the private collection of HRH the Prince of Wales.


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