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.


Anton van Wouw

South African 1862-1945  Top Artists


The father of the naturalistic and Euro-centric sculptural tradition in South Africa, Anton van Wouw left a remarkable and era-defining body of monumental and small-scale bronzes. Born in Driebergen in 1862, and apprenticed to the Belgian sculptor Joseph Graven, Van Wouw arrived in Pretoria in 1890 (the same year, incidentally, as his countryman Frans Oerder). While in his early years on the Highveld he was engaged with architectural embellishments, he won a major commission in 1895 to model and cast the Paul Kruger Monument for Church Square in Pretoria. Other state and public commissions followed, including the Women’s Memorial in Bloemfontein and the Woman and Children grouping at the Voortrekker Monument in Pretoria. After receiving backing from an investment syndicate in 1907, Van Wouw produced numerous small-scale sculptures, mainly of Boer and African figures, that were cast to order by the Giovanni Nisini and Galileo Massa foundries in Rome. The literature on the artist is fast-moving, with key recent discoveries shedding new light on the provenance and casting histories of many of the artist’s most beloved and collectable masterpieces.


65 lots offered      90.77% sold      R 51 880 611
 

Including Premium and VAT Results include Buyer's Premium and VAT
Anton van Wouw; The Hammer Worker, maquette
11 Jul 2021
Sold for R 227 600
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Anton van Wouw; Slegte Nuus
11 Apr 2021
Sold for R 5 121 000
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Anton van Wouw; Mealiepap Eater
8 Nov 2020
Sold for R 341 400
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Anton van Wouw; Dagga Smoker
8 Nov 2020
Sold for R 1 024 200
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Anton van Wouw; Kruger on the Station
8 Nov 2020
Sold for R 318 640
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Anton van Wouw; The Hammer Worker
26 Jul 2020
Unsold
 
Anton van Wouw; Kruger in Ballingschap
26 Jul 2020
Sold for R 284 500
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Anton van Wouw; The Scout
26 Jul 2020
Sold for R 1 024 200
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Anton van Wouw; The Mieliepap Eater
10 May 2020
Sold for R 398 300
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Anton van Wouw; The Bushman Hunter
11 Nov 2019
Sold for R 1 251 800
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Anton van Wouw; The Hammer Worker, maquette
7 Oct 2019
Unsold
 
Anton van Wouw; Self Portrait
20 May 2019
Sold for R 113 800
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT

Results in green indicate post sales.


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