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Adolph Jentsch

German/Namibian 1888-1977 


Although born in Dresden, Adolph Jentsch became the most iconic, evocative and beloved painter of the Namibian landscape. He came from a religious and cultured background and studied at the Dresden Academy of Fine Arts in the company of George Grosz, Max Pechstein, and Kurt Schwitters. His work could not have been more different from theirs, however, as his natural inclination was towards a more meditative, traditional approach. Opposed to the growing National Socialism in Germany, Jentsch visited a friend in the then South West Africa in 1938 and never returned to live in his place of birth.

Jentsch devoted the rest of his career to painting the vast open spaces, endless horizons, still heat, and blazing light of his adopted surroundings. He was profoundly influenced by oriental philosophies, particularly Taoism, and embraced the harmony and serenity of the contemplation of nature and painting en plein air. He produced a mystic and meditative body of work, most notably calligraphic, flickering watercolours in a subdued colour palette. Large-scale oil paintings by Jentsch are rare: the artist preferred to keep them in his own collection, and it is one of the region’s greatest cultural tragedies that the majority were lost when the barn they were stored in was destroyed by fire in 1975.


187 lots offered      83.42% sold      ZAR 18 394 078
 

Including Premium and VAT Results include Buyer's Premium and VAT
Adolph Jentsch; Landscape
25 Jul 2022
Sold for ZAR 8 794
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Adolph Jentsch; Landscape with Trees
25 Jul 2022
Sold for ZAR 9 380
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Adolph Jentsch; Landscape, SWA
25 Apr 2022
Sold for ZAR 17 588
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Adolph Jentsch; Landscape, SWA
25 Apr 2022
Sold for ZAR 15 243
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Adolph Jentsch; S. W. Afrika (Sudwest Afrika)
21 Feb 2022
Sold for ZAR 29 313
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Adolph Jentsch; S.W. Afrika
21 Feb 2022
Sold for ZAR 8 208
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Adolph Jentsch; S.W. Afrika
21 Feb 2022
Sold for ZAR 7 035
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Adolph Jentsch; Landscape with Low Bushes
28 Nov 2021
Sold for ZAR 17 588
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Adolph Jentsch; S.W. Afrika
28 Nov 2021
Sold for ZAR 32 830
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Adolph Jentsch; Landscape, SW Afrika
25 Oct 2021
Sold for ZAR 8 208
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Adolph Jentsch; The Farm Kleepforte, Near Windhoek
11 Oct 2021
Sold for ZAR 2 503 600
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Adolph Jentsch; Sunset Landscape with Trees
11 Oct 2021
Sold for ZAR 227 600
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT

Results in green indicate post sales.


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