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Cecil Skotnes

South African 1926-2009 


Known as an artist, mentor and teacher, Cecil Skotnes believed in nurturing talent and encouraging creativity. Born in East London, the son of Norwegian missionaries, Skotnes studied Fine Arts at Wits University after WWII. In 1952, he was employed to run the Polly Street recreation centre, which became the only art school available to black students in South Africa, training Sydney Kumalo and Ephraim Ngatane, among others. Encouraged by friend and mentor Egon Guenther, Skotnes turned his hand to woodcarving and produced many ground-breaking coloured carved panels and woodcut prints, often with images of neglected South African histories. He carried out significant public commissions, sometimes in collaboration with other artists such as Sydney Kumalo. Skotnes is remembered for his artistic innovation and major contribution to the diversity of South African art.


631 lots offered      80.19% sold      ZAR 52 726 312
 

Including Premium and VAT Results include Buyer's Premium and VAT
Cecil Skotnes; Cape Agulhas
25 Jul 2022
Sold for ZAR 35 175
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Cecil Skotnes; The White Monday Disaster, artist's book
25 Jul 2022
Unsold
 
Cecil Skotnes; The Assassination of Shaka, portfolio
25 Jul 2022
Sold for ZAR 45 728
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Cecil Skotnes; In Memoriam Charles Eglington
25 Jul 2022
Unsold
 
Cecil Skotnes; Antonia Fernandes
25 Jul 2022
Sold for ZAR 49 245
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Cecil Skotnes; Abstract
25 Jul 2022
Unsold
 
Cecil Skotnes; Shaka The Young Warrior
25 Jul 2022
Unsold
 
Cecil Skotnes; Shaka's Regiment in Horn Formation
25 Jul 2022
Unsold
 
Cecil Skotnes; Shaka's Victory Dance
25 Jul 2022
Unsold
 
Cecil Skotnes; Shaka Kills the Leopard
25 Jul 2022
Unsold
 
Cecil Skotnes; Shaka Spits out a Solar Eclipse
25 Jul 2022
Unsold
 
Cecil Skotnes; Pondos Bring Shaka Peace Offerings
25 Jul 2022
Sold for ZAR 2 345
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT

Results in green indicate post sales.


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