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Jaco van Schalkwyk

A Breath Of Fresh Air

Jaco van Schalkwk was born in 1981 in Benoli, South Africa and received a degree in Historical Studies from the University of South Africa. He still resides in Africa as he feels it is paramount in creating authentic works of wildlife art.  Although his technique is predominantly “old master” style he also likes to sometimes work in slightly loose brush strokes. ...More...

Between farm life and experiences in the bushveld he developed a love and passion of painting animal life in their natural environment.  “I love to see wild animals roaming free in their natural habitat and hope to evoke a similar feeling from my fellow nature enthusiasts through my art.”

“Although I enjoy all animals I am particularly moved by the big game we have on our continent.  It is very intimidating to stand in the face of these awesome beasts and study their behavior.”  Travelling throughout the southern region of Africa with camera and sketch pad, Jaco is devoted to creating paintings that are full of mood, drama light and color and authenticating the true nuances seen in the African bush.  “I have been inspired by the likes of American painter Langford Monroe, Ray Harris Ching and the old masters Carl Ringus and Wilhelm Kuhnhert,” claims Jaco.  “Ringus was himself a big game hunter and it was the study of animal anatomy that made him so good at what he painted.”

Residency awards include the New York Art Students League, 2008, Kunst Raum: Sylt Quelle in Germany, 2014, Sylt residency in Myanmar, 2017, Künstlerhaus Meinersen residency in Germany,2017.

Jaco’s work is held in several prominent private collections including the South African Reserve Bank, ABSA Bank, the RMB Corporate Collection, the University of Pretoria, the University of Johannesburg, the Pretoria Art Museum and the Ellerman Collection.

Between 2004-2018, Jaco had exhibitions throughout South Africa, the United Kingdom, China, Beijing, Myanmar, Paris, Germany, and Switzerland....Less...

Jaco van Schalkwyk

Original Paintings

Jaco van Schalkwyk
ELEPHANT: THE INTIMIDATOR
NEW
Oil on belgian linen
19 7/8 X 15 7/8
JVS29738
Jaco van Schalkwyk
ELEPHANTS: HAPPY HOUR
NEW
Oil on belgian linen
20 X 35 7/8
JVS29735
Jaco van Schalkwyk
ELEPHANTS: WATER ESCAPADES
NEW
Oil on belgian linen
11 3/4 X 29 7/8
JVS29737
SOLD
Jaco van Schalkwyk
LEOPARD: FASHION OF A CAT
NEW
Oil on belgian linen
27 5/8 X 59 3/4
JVS29732
Jaco van Schalkwyk
LION CUBS: MOTHER'S PRIDE
NEW
Oil on belgian linen
18 3/4 X 13 5/8
JVS29739
Jaco van Schalkwyk
LION: PRIMAL GLARE
NEW
Oil on belgian linen
35 3/4 X 47 3/4
JVS29733
Jaco van Schalkwyk
MAJESTIC PRESENCE
NEW
Oil on belgian linen
34 X 47 1/2
JVS30022
Jaco van Schalkwyk
RHINO: A CERTAIN GRACE
NEW
Oil on belgian linen
28 1/4 X 24 1/4
JVS29734
SOLD
Jaco van Schalkwyk
TAVANGUMI: SABI SANDS
NEW
Oil on belgian linen
35 3/4 X 49 3/4
JVS30020
Jaco van Schalkwyk
WILDERNESS SHEBEEN
NEW
Oil on belgian linen
35 1/8 X 47
JVS30021
Jaco van Schalkwyk
A LION'S CALL
Oil on belgian linen
20 X 30
JVS29395
Jaco van Schalkwyk
A WILDERNESS IS HERE
Oil on belgian linen
41 3/4 X 55
JVS27180
Jaco van Schalkwyk
BACK WATERS
Oil on belgian linen
45 X 60
JVS27580
Jaco van Schalkwyk
ELEPHANTS BATHING-LAKE KARIBA
Oil
20 X 30
JVS19395
Jaco van Schalkwyk
EUROPEAN SWALLOW: LOVE IS IN THE AIR
Oil
10 X 15
JVS21240
Jaco van Schalkwyk
FLORIDA DREAMSCAPE
Oil on belgian linen
36 X 47 3/4
JVS27179
Jaco van Schalkwyk
FROM THE COVER OF DARKNESS
Oil on belgian linen
48 X 36
JVS26381
Jaco van Schalkwyk
GIRAFFE PORTRAIT
Oil
12 X 11 1/2
JVS14976
Jaco van Schalkwyk
HOMEWARD BOUND: TWO
Oil on canvas
18 X 40
JVS19946
Jaco van Schalkwyk
LILLY TROTTER
Oil
10 X 15
JVS21238
SOLD
Jaco van Schalkwyk
LION: THE SUN KING
Oil on belgian linen
22 X 18
JVS26787
Jaco van Schalkwyk
PATHFINDERS
Oil
36 X 48
JVS22025
Jaco van Schalkwyk
PHANTOM (FRIESIAN)
Oil on belgian linen
21 3/4 X 17 3/4
JVS29399
Jaco van Schalkwyk
ROAD PLAY
Oil on belgian linen
31 1/2 X 47 3/4
JVS26382
Jaco van Schalkwyk
SPIRIT (PERCHERON)
Oil on canvas
30 X 45 3/4
JVS29398
Jaco van Schalkwyk
STILL MORNING
Oil on belgian linen
62 X 28
JVS27581
SOLD
Jaco van Schalkwyk
SUNBATHER
Oil
10 X 15
JVS21239
Jaco van Schalkwyk
SUNDOWNER
Oil on belgian linen
36 X 48
JVS28011
SOLD
Jaco van Schalkwyk
SUNSET FROLICKING
Oil on belgian linen
24 X 32
JVS27178
Jaco van Schalkwyk
THE CHEEKY ONE
Oil on belgian linen
18 X 22
JVS28533
Jaco van Schalkwyk
THE DARK KING
Oil on belgian linen
21 3/4 X 17 3/4
JVS29396
Jaco van Schalkwyk
THE HUNT
Oil
52 X 70
JVS21886
SOLD
Jaco van Schalkwyk
THE MAJESTIC
Oil on belgian linen
27 X 19
JVS29096
Jaco van Schalkwyk
THICK SKINNED
Oil on belgian linen
31 3/4 X 31 3/4
JVS29400
SOLD
Jaco van Schalkwyk
THIS PLACE I KNOW
Oil on belgian linen
60 X 60
JVS25012
Jaco van Schalkwyk
TREE OF LIFE
Oil on belgian linen
80 X 60
JVS26789

Jaco van Schalkwyk – At Work

2018

Hunter’s Horn – Winter 2018

Cover Artist Jaco van Schalkwyk's "The One That Got Away", 20" x 36", Oil on linen

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2015

Sporting Classics

A Call For Africa - Three talented artists are creating a spectacular tribute to a legendary African river and its wildlife. By Todd Wilkinson

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2013

Safari Magazine

The Art Of The Hunt By Todd Wilkinson

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Safari Magazine

Art of the Hunt - The Magic of Jaco Van Schalkwyk By Todd Wilkinson

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