Artists

From Albert Adams to Portia Zvavahera, Strauss & Co maintains a detailed database of every artist sold at auction since 2009. Whether it is painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography, ceramics or new media, this searchable database lists by artist every lot offered and provides aggregated data useful to seasoned collectors. Important blue-chip artists like William Kentridge, JH Pierneef, Alexis Preller and Irma Stern are introduced with helpful biographies.


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.


155 lots offered      67.74% sold      R 5 118 769
 

Including Premium and VAT Results include Buyer's Premium and VAT
Andrew Verster; I Wonder What Happened to Archie?
23 Aug 2021
Unsold
 
Andrew Verster; Garden Scene
11 Jul 2021
Sold for R 4 104
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Andrew Verster; Portrait
11 Jul 2021
Unsold
 
Andrew Verster; Portrait of a Lady
11 Jul 2021
Sold for R 2 111
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Andrew Verster; Four Gentlemen
11 Jul 2021
Sold for R 7 622
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Andrew Verster; Great Uncle Joe
11 Jul 2021
Sold for R 2 111
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Andrew Verster; Tattooed Man II
7 Jun 2021
Sold for R 46 900
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Andrew Verster; Home Sweet Home
7 Jun 2021
Unsold
 
Andrew Verster; Icon Cut Glass and Cupids
7 Jun 2021
Unsold
 
Andrew Verster; Three Views, triptych
17 May 2021
Sold for R 193 460
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Andrew Verster; Fragile Paradise, no. 22
8 Mar 2021
Sold for R 82 075
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Andrew Verster; Bodyworks 5
22 Feb 2021
Sold for R 128 975
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT

Results in green indicate post sales.


Do you know the value of your Art?
Get an Estimate