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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; Nude
7 Sep 2020
Unsold
 
Douglas Portway; Nude
7 Sep 2020
Unsold
 
Douglas Portway; No 19 (Abstract Composition)
26 Jul 2020
Sold for ZAR 68 280
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Douglas Portway; Red Sky with Sun and Clouds
26 Jul 2020
Sold for ZAR 159 320
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Douglas Portway; Seated Nude
1 Jun 2020
Unsold
 
Douglas Portway; Abstract with Red Circles
10 May 2020
Sold for ZAR 284 500
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Douglas Portway; Abstract
10 May 2020
Unsold
 
Douglas Portway; Lovers
14 Apr 2020
Sold for ZAR 4 104
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Douglas Portway; Figure
14 Apr 2020
Sold for ZAR 4 690
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Douglas Portway; Abstract Figure
14 Apr 2020
Sold for ZAR 5 863
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Douglas Portway; Abstract Composition
16 Mar 2020
Sold for ZAR 2 932
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Douglas Portway; Abstract Composition I
5 Feb 2020
Sold for ZAR 8 794
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT

Results in green indicate post sales.


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