Elliot Malekutu with bicycle bucket and bananas, 1985
Pastel drawing on paper, 198 x 85 cm
Rembrandt van Rijn Art Foundation, Stellenbosch
Keith Hamilton Dietrich was born in Johannesburg. Dietrich is a painter and graphic artist of mainly portraits and still-lifes. He works in oil, watercolour, pastel and various graphic media. He studied in the United States, completed a 2year post graduate study in painting at the Nationale Hoger Instituut voor Schone Kunste in Antwerp, Belgium. Completed his M.A. Fine Art degree (cum laude) and D.Litt in History of Art through UNISA. He lectured at the University of Pretoria and specialized in illustration work. Also an Associate Professor at the University of Stellenbosch – Centre of the Comic and Illustrative Book Arts.
Today Dietrich is a highly respected contemporary artists in South Africa and the following collections holds his work:
Iziko South African National Gallery (Cape Town) , Johannesburg Art Gallery, Pretoria Art Museum, King George VI Art Gallery (Port Elizabeth), William Humphreys Art Gallery (Kimberley), Tatham Art Gallery (Pietermaritzburg), Durban Art Gallery, Sandton Civic Gallery, Nelspruit Municipal Collection, Carnegie Gallery (Newcastle) , UNISA (Pretoria), University of the Free State, University of Pretoria, Stellenbosch University, Gertrude Posel Gallery, University of the Witwatersrand (Johannesburg), Gauteng Legislature (Johannesburg), Human Sciences Research Council (Pretoria), Fedsure Holdings (Johannesburg), SANLAM collection (Belville), SASOL Collection (Johannesburg), Anglo-American Corporation (Johannesburg), SABC (Johannesburg), Head Interiors (Johannesburg), Citibank (Johannesburg), MTN Collection (Johannesburg), Telkom Collection (Pretoria), Wella South Africa (Cape Town), Rembrandt Art Foundation (Stellenbosch), South African Embassy (Berlin, Germany),
Daimler-Benz (Germany), National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Collection (Washington DC), Gibb Architects (Reading, UK), Firstrand Bank (Johannesburg).