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Andrew Verster

South African 1937-2020 


Andrew Verster studied design at the Camberwell School of Art in London (1955-59) and furthered his studies at Reading University (1959-60). Upon returning to South Africa he lectured at the University of Durban-Westville and the Natal Technikon until 1976 when he gave up teaching to become a full-time painter.

He designed sets and costumes for many stage productions and completed numerous public and private commissions, particularly for clients in Durban, including sculpture and tapestry for the Reserve Bank, artworks for the Hilton Hotel, and a tapestry in the ICC. He was also a noted writer of short stories, articles and radio plays. He held more than 50 solo exhibitions and is represented in many major public and private collections. He was honoured with two retrospective exhibitions at the Durban Art Gallery, in 1997 and 2019.

Among his most popular works are those in the Fragile Paradise series, characterised by a vivid use of colour and descriptive line.


209 lots offered      60.29% sold      ZAR 6 001 368
 

Including Premium and VAT Results include Buyer's Premium and VAT
Andrew Verster; Durban Beach
15 Jan 2024
Starting at ZAR 10 000
 
Andrew Verster; Indian Deity
27 Nov 2023
Unsold
 
Andrew Verster; Burnt Land
27 Nov 2023
Sold for ZAR 21 105
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Andrew Verster; Flower Composition
27 Nov 2023
Unsold
 
Andrew Verster; Fragile Paradise
9 Oct 2023
Sold for ZAR 35 175
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Andrew Verster; Abstracted Birds
9 Oct 2023
Unsold
 
Andrew Verster; Abstract Figure I; Abstract Figure II, two
9 Oct 2023
Unsold
 
Andrew Verster; Winged Arms I
9 Oct 2023
Unsold
 
Andrew Verster; Seascape
11 Sep 2023
Unsold
 
Andrew Verster; Bonnard
12 Jun 2023
Sold for ZAR 5 628
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Andrew Verster; Summer Garden II
16 May 2023
Sold for ZAR 140 700
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Andrew Verster; Islands
16 May 2023
Unsold