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 seasoned collectors. Important blue-chip artists like William Kentridge, JH Pierneef, Alexis Preller and Irma Stern are introduced with helpful biographies.


Ephraim Ngatane

South African 1938-1971  Top Artists


Ephraim Ngatane was born in Lesotho and raised in Soweto, and in 1952 he began attending classes at the Polly Street Art Centre in Johannesburg run by Cecil Skotnes. He became a teacher at the Jubilee Art Centre in the company of Durant Sihlali after Polly Street was closed down, teaching artists Louis Maqhubela and Ben Macala. While undergoing treatment for tuberculosis at a sanatorium in Soweto he befriended Dumile Feni and the two artists painted murals for the institution. In his own work he concentrated on oil painting, documenting the politically-charged everyday reality of township life under the apartheid regime, but increasingly experimented with greater painterliness and abstraction later in his short career.


92 lots offered      64.13% sold      R 8 400 476
 

Including Premium and VAT Results include Buyer's Premium and VAT
Ephraim Ngatane; Boxers
17 May 2021
Sold for R 73 970
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Ephraim Ngatane; Township Scene
8 Nov 2020
Sold for R 91 040
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Ephraim Ngatane; Mother and Child
19 Oct 2020
Unsold
 
Ephraim Ngatane; Township Scene
26 Jul 2020
Unsold
 
Ephraim Ngatane; Pimville, Johannesburg
26 Jul 2020
Unsold
 
Ephraim Ngatane; Miners on Leave
6 Jul 2020
Sold for R 82 075
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Ephraim Ngatane; Township Plumbers
6 Jul 2020
Sold for R 37 520
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Ephraim Ngatane; Newspaper Seller
1 Jun 2020
Sold for R 58 625
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Ephraim Ngatane; Jazz Band
10 May 2020
Sold for R 147 940
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Ephraim Ngatane; Kitchen Table with Vessels and Newspaper
14 Apr 2020
Unsold
 
Ephraim Ngatane; Miners on Leave
25 Nov 2019
Unsold
 
Ephraim Ngatane; Musicians
11 Nov 2019
Sold for R 136 560
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT

Results in green indicate post sales.


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