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Douglas Portway

South African 1922-1993 


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.


117 lots offered      58.97% sold      ZAR 5 379 459
 

Including Premium and VAT Results include Buyer's Premium and VAT
Douglas Portway; Abstract with Couples
25 Jul 2022
Unsold
 
Douglas Portway; Abstract Figure
28 Jun 2022
Sold for ZAR 4 690
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Douglas Portway; Geometric Composition
5 Apr 2022
Sold for ZAR 364 160
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Douglas Portway; Dressing
21 Feb 2022
Sold for ZAR 5 277
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Douglas Portway; Abstract Composition
21 Feb 2022
Sold for ZAR 3 518
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Douglas Portway; Abstract Composition with Squares
21 Feb 2022
Sold for ZAR 9 967
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Douglas Portway; Abstract Composition in Blue
7 Nov 2021
Sold for ZAR 1 365 600
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Douglas Portway; White Globe
11 Oct 2021
Sold for ZAR 79 660
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Douglas Portway; Orange T
11 Oct 2021
Sold for ZAR 147 940
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Douglas Portway; Abstract with Orange and Blue
23 Aug 2021
Unsold
 
Douglas Portway; Hanging Box
23 Aug 2021
Sold for ZAR 9 380
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Douglas Portway; Red Rose in a Vase
23 Aug 2021
Sold for ZAR 8 208
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT

Results in green indicate post sales.


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