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Eloff, Fanie

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Fanie Eloff was the grandson of President Paul Kruger. Pierneef and Gerard Moerdyk were Fanie’s school-fellows at the old Staatsmodelskool in Pretoria. He spent the greater part of his creative life in Paris. He returned to South Africa in 1941 during World War II having decided to become a sculptor after seeing the work of Auguste Rodin.