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 collectors. Famous South African artists like William Kentridge, JH Pierneef, Alexis Preller and Irma Stern are introduced with helpful biographies along with the best contemporary artists.



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Dorothy Kay

Irish/South African 1886-1964 


Born in Ireland, Dorothy Kay acquired her initial art training at the Royal Hibernian Academy in Dublin. After settling in Port Elizabeth in South Africa she became best known as a painter and portraitist, producing numerous quirky self-portraits, family portraits and 23 official portraits of the mayors of Port Elizabeth, as well as a number of perceptive works depicting men at work, for example, The Tanning Pits (1920s), Gold (c. 1936) and Salt (1940s). A master printmaker and illustrator, she produced more than 44 etchings over the course of her career and illustrated adventure stories in the weekly magazine Outspan for over eighteen years.


76 lots offered      63.16% sold      ZAR 5 553 851
 

Including Premium and VAT Results include Buyer's Premium and VAT
Dorothy Kay; Dedication of the Campanile (Port Elizabeth)
14 Mar 2022
Sold for ZAR 5 277
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Dorothy Kay; The Mountebank
14 Mar 2022
Sold for ZAR 4 104
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Dorothy Kay; Les Modes Parisienne, 1844; The Officers, 1848, two
27 Sep 2021
Sold for ZAR 3 752
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Dorothy Kay; Salt
10 Aug 2021
Unsold
Dorothy Kay; Les Modes Parisienne, 1844; The Officers, 1848, two
11 Jul 2021
Unsold
Dorothy Kay; Figurehead, Queen of Thames
11 Jul 2021
Sold for ZAR 1 759
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Dorothy Kay; Les Modes Parisienne, 1844; The Officers, 1848, two
29 Mar 2021
Unsold
Dorothy Kay; Figurehead, Queen of Thames
29 Mar 2021
Unsold
Dorothy Kay; Fishing, Dom Pedro Jetty
29 Mar 2021
Sold for ZAR 2 580
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Dorothy Kay; Barbed wire bed head
22 Feb 2021
Sold for ZAR 2 932
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Dorothy Kay; Admiral van Cemps Ship's Figure Head, Simons Town Cape
22 Feb 2021
Sold for ZAR 2 932
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Dorothy Kay; Ship's Figurehead, HMS Flora, recto; Frottage Composition, verso
23 Nov 2020
Unsold

Results in green indicate post sales.