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.


Cecil Skotnes

South African 1926-2009  Top Artists


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.


526 lots offered      81.18% sold      R 47 912 345
 

Including Premium and VAT Results include Buyer's Premium and VAT
Cecil Skotnes; Wyn wat die Mense-hart Verheug (Stillewe)
11 Apr 2021
Starting at R 50 000
Cecil Skotnes; Stillewe met Bottels
11 Apr 2021
Starting at R 350 000
Cecil Skotnes; The Origin of Wine/The Epic of Gilgamesh
11 Apr 2021
Starting at R 700 000
Cecil Skotnes; Untitled (Three Figures)
11 Apr 2021
Starting at R 90 000
Cecil Skotnes; Abstract Figures
11 Apr 2021
Starting at R 130 000
Cecil Skotnes; Matriarch
11 Apr 2021
Starting at R 250 000
Cecil Skotnes; Five Figures
11 Apr 2021
Starting at R 160 000
Cecil Skotnes; Three Figures (Puppets)
11 Apr 2021
Starting at R 250 000
Cecil Skotnes; Deep-Level Labour, from the Man's Gold portfolio
29 Mar 2021
Sold for R 5 863
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Cecil Skotnes; Conversation
29 Mar 2021
Sold for R 4 690
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Cecil Skotnes; Mbopa Stabs Shaka, no. 42
29 Mar 2021
Unsold
Cecil Skotnes; Shaka's Bath, no. 28
29 Mar 2021
Unsold

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