Date of birth: 06.08.1964
Place of birth: Johannesburg
Painting style: Mouth painter
Associate member of VDMFK since: 1995
Henry Blignaut was born in Johannesburg on 6 August 1964. On 18 September 1983 he broke his neck in a serious car accident and has since been a paraplegic. When he saw the mouth and foot painter Phillip Swaenepoel on television, he was deeply impressed and wanted to be painter, too. His first attempts were hardly promising. After working through several books for beginners, his work improved and so did his pleasure in painting. His hobbies are painting and reading.