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Frans Smit: A painter following his passion

Frans Smit

Stellenbosch-born artist Frans Smit is making waves on the local art scene, benefitting from a fortuitous and unique experience: being mentored by the renowned British painter Lucien Freud. He was born in 1976 and studied science at Stellenbosch University for a year before switching to photography at Free State Technikon. He moved to London in 1999 and followed his true passion: art. He completed several courses at the Chelsea College of Art and Design, the City Lit College, and the prestigious St Martin's College of Art and Design. He has since moved back to Cape Town, where he lives and works, participating in numerous exhibitions across the country. "I was very fortunate to have befriended and been mentored by the