South African artist and writerDied when: 57 years 49 days (685 months)
Star Sign: Taurus
Johannes Petrus Meintjes (19 May 1923 – 7 July 1980) was a South African artist and writer.Meintjes grew up on his family's farm in the mountains near Molteno.
He lived and worked in Cape Town for several years, taught art, travelled for exhibitions and won a range of South African and international awards.In 1965 he retired to Molteno, where he focused on his writing.
He went on to win several literary awards.