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Dr. Michael Durst About

Dr. Michael Durst, is one of the most exciting new South African artists. As a psychologist, Dr. Durst________s paintings are designed to create not only beauty for the beholder, but also a state of relaxation and healing. His recent solo exhibits at the prestigious ______"Grape, Gallery, and Gourmet_______ show at the Winchester Mansions Hotel and his ______"Postcards from the Heart_______ exhibit at the Table Bay Hotel, have earned him rave reviews and international recognition. Dr. Durst loves to paint the beauty of Cape Town--especially the Waterfront, Table Mountain, ocean views, spring flowers, and the vineyards. His work combines realism with impressionism, evoking an emotional link to the heart________thus the name: ______"Heartscapes._______ To see all of Dr. Durst________s paintings visit his web site: If you wish to be put on a list to receive an email each time a new painting is completed with information about that painting ,please email and you will be added to the list. 18 comments



ART FOR THE HEART by Hilary Benjamin, The Atlantic Sun, September, 2007


Schooling: Armada Area Schools, Armada, Michigan USA

Tertiary: Oakland University, BA, Majors in Psychology, English and Art, Rochester, Michigan; Michigan State University, MA, Lansing, Michigan USA; Loyola University, PhD, Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois, USA


2004-2006 Sun International Gallery, Cape Town

2008 Pride Art Exhibition, Artscape Theatre, Cape Town

Solo Exhibitions:

2007 ______"Grape, Gallery and Gourmet_______ Winchester Mansions Hotel, Cape Town

2008 ______"Postcards from the Heart of Cape Town,_______ Table Bay Hotel, Cape Town


Oakland University- Kellogg Library, permanent collection

Warwick Wine Estate, Stellenbosch

The Restorative Medical Institute, Cape Town

Private Collections:

In South Africa, England, Scotland, France, Germany, Netherlands, Canada, Australia, Chile, Turkey and the United States.


Cape Town
South Africa
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