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Diamond Bozas

South African 1923-2019 


Diamond Bozas’s family moved to South Africa from Greece and established a bakery in Eshowe in KwaZulu-Natal in the 1930s. Bozas worked in the bakery even though he would much rather have become a full-time artist. He took a leave of absence long enough to study at the Chelsea School of Art in London under Raymond Croxon, alongside classmates Patrick Caulfield and Elisabeth Frink, but then returned to Eshowe. He ran the bakery after his father Alexander’s death until it was sold in the 1970s. His mesmerising still lifes grounded in realism, his atmospheric and symbolic KwaZulu-Natal landscapes, particularly fields of sugarcane, and his forays into decorative abstraction, have made him a favourite of institutions and discerning collectors, both in South Africa and abroad.


14 lots offered      57.14% sold      ZAR 477 801
 

Including Premium and VAT Results include Buyer's Premium and VAT
Diamond Bozas; Landscape with Distant Dwellings
11 Jul 2021
Sold for ZAR 28 450
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Diamond Bozas; Old Windmill, Rhodes, Greece
7 Sep 2020
Unsold
 
Diamond Bozas; Old Windmill, Rhodes, Greece
25 Nov 2019
Unsold
 
Diamond Bozas; Still Life with Cabbage
11 Nov 2019
Unsold
 
Diamond Bozas; Still Life with Bottles and Onions
8 Jun 2019
Unsold
 
Diamond Bozas; Still Life with Strelitzias, Oranges and Ferns
20 May 2019
Sold for ZAR 47 796
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Diamond Bozas; Still Life
20 May 2019
Unsold
 
Diamond Bozas; Still Life with Mealies
12 Nov 2018
Sold for ZAR 56 900
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Diamond Bozas; Thorn and other Trees, Ndongwenya Park, Ulundi
4 Jun 2018
Sold for ZAR 56 900
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Diamond Bozas; Landscape with Trees and Pathway
4 Jun 2018
Sold for ZAR 79 660
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Diamond Bozas; Gravel Road
4 Jun 2018
Sold for ZAR 56 900
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Diamond Bozas; Still Life with Mealies, Bread, Onions
13 Nov 2017
Sold for ZAR 56 840
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT

Results in green indicate post sales.


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