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Gregoire Boonzaier was born at Newlands, Cape Town in 1909, and died at Onrus in 2005 when he was 95 years old. He is considered "one of South Africa's longest-lived and most popular artists", and as "one of the principal exponents of 'Cape Impressionism'". He had his first exhibition at the extremely young age of fourteen, at the Ashbey Art Gallery (where he later had a solo exhibtion) and the Darter Gallery in Cape Town. He then participated in many more exhibitions in Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Johannesburg and Pretoria. Boonzaier studied further in London, taking part in many exhibitions there, and travelled to France, Russia and Spain with his art. After his return he went about establishing the New Group and became its Chairman in 1938. In 1944 he became a founding member of the SA Association of Arts.
In 1958 Boonzaier received the first of many accolades for artistry from the South African Academy for Science and Art, and in 1980 received an honorary doctorate from the University of the Orange Free State. In 1989 Boonzaier was awarded the Cape Arts Medal from the SA Arts Union of the Western Cape, and the FAK silver medal and certificate for exceptional cultural achievement. He was awarded a second honorary doctorate by the University of the Western Cape in 1994, and a third one from the University of Stellenbosch in 1997.
Boonzaier has his own gallery in Onrus Rivier called Galerie Gergoire, that was opened in 1999 by Prof. Muller Ballot, director of the Stellenbosch University museum.