Works by Amschewitz on show in Franschhoek

Detail: John Henry Amshewitz

Cape Town art lovers have a unique opportunity to view works by the English Jewish artist, John Henry Amshewitz, at The Old Corkscrew in Franschhoek on 10 and 11 February, during the South African Antique, Art & Design Association Fair. Works on show include a self-portrait and a number of cherished family paintings.  

Starting his career in England in the early 1900s, Amschewitz moved to South Africa during World War I. Settling in Johannesburg, his work reflected scenes of local life. 

Recognised internationally, exhibitions of his work were held in Europe, and some paintings were acquired by various important private collections in Europe. 

Visit us at The Old Corkscrew and discover the beauty and depth of his work – a testament to the enduring power of creativity and expression.

For more information about the SAADA Antique, Art & Design Fair, visit

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