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Douglas Portway

South African 1922-1993  Top Artists


Portway studied art at the Witwatersrand Technical College and taught painting at Wits University. He emigrated to Europe in 1959, and lived in Spain before settling in St Ives, Cornwall. His mature style was characterised by thin layers upon layers of oil paint built up on canvas and sometimes drawn over or scratched back to reveal the layers underneath. A subtle, reduced palette contrasts with occasional bright areas of saturated colour. The friendship between Portway and Louis Maqhubela had a profound influence on the work of both artists, which increasingly considered their spiritual interests under the influence of the philosophies of Paul Klee and Zen Buddhism.


108 lots offered      56.48% sold      R 3 398 649
 

Including Premium and VAT Results include Buyer's Premium and VAT
Douglas Portway; Abstract with Orange and Blue
23 Aug 2021
Unsold
 
Douglas Portway; Hanging Box
23 Aug 2021
Sold for R 9 380
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Douglas Portway; Red Rose in a Vase
23 Aug 2021
Sold for R 8 208
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Douglas Portway; Horse and Rider
11 Jul 2021
Sold for R 3 518
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Douglas Portway; Palma No. 9
17 May 2021
Sold for R 91 040
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Douglas Portway; Abstract
22 Feb 2021
Unsold
 
Douglas Portway; Seated Nude
22 Feb 2021
Unsold
 
Douglas Portway; Abstract Composition in Blue
22 Feb 2021
Sold for R 35 175
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Douglas Portway; Abstract Composition
23 Nov 2020
Sold for R 7 035
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Douglas Portway; Seated Nude
8 Nov 2020
Unsold
 
Douglas Portway; Abstract
8 Nov 2020
Sold for R 91 040
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Douglas Portway; Abstract Composition
19 Oct 2020
Sold for R 7 035
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT

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