(Born 1940) This South African artist was born in Montaque, Western Cape. Twenty one years later Theys completed his studies as a teacher at Brighton College, in Oudtshoorn. During 1969 and 1970 Gregoire Boonzaier, a well-known artist provided Theys with art training.
In 1974 Theys began his full-time career as an artist. In 1981 and 1982 he studied graphic art under Edwine Simon at th eRoth Prowse School of Art.
In 1996 he was elected President of the South Africa Art Society.
Theys' art is included in the National Art Museum in Botswana.