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Frans Claerhout

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FRANS CLAERHOUT (1919 – 2006) – Frans Claerhout was a Belgian painter who spent most of his adult life in South Africa.

Frans Claerhout was born in Pittem, West Flanders in 1919, and moved to South Africa as a missionary for the Catholic Church in 1946 at the age 27. He stayed on a farm near Bloemfontein in the Free State province of South Africa. He worked as a priest and in his spare time he concentrated on his art.