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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 Composition in Blue
7 Nov 2021
Sold for ZAR 1 365 600
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Douglas Portway; Geometric Composition
5 Apr 2022
Sold for ZAR 364 160
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Douglas Portway; Abstract Composition
20 May 2013
Sold for ZAR 363 776
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Douglas Portway; Geometric Composition
7 Sep 2009
Sold for ZAR 311 920
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Douglas Portway; Abstract with Red Circles
10 May 2020
Sold for ZAR 284 500
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Douglas Portway; Abstract Composition with Orange Form
9 Nov 2015
Sold for ZAR 272 832
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Douglas Portway; London 62
4 Jun 2018
Sold for ZAR 238 980
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Douglas Portway; The Lovers
7 Nov 2016
Sold for ZAR 181 888
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; Composition
9 Nov 2015
Sold for ZAR 159 152
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
18 Mar 2019
Sold for ZAR 136 560
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT

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