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Erich Mayer

South African 1876-1960 


Erich Mayer trained as an architect in Berlin, Germany, and came to South Africa in 1898 to work as a land surveyor in the Free State. He joined the Boer commandos during the South African War (1899–1902) and spent time as a Prisoner of War on St Helena. He settled in Pretoria and would often go out into the countryside on painting trips with his friend Henk Pierneef, who also taught Mayer the art of woodcut printing. Less known among Mayer’s artistic output are the large scale commissioned works – two murals in the Jeppe Street Post Office in Johannesburg and one in the dining room of Monument High School, Krugersdorp. Mayer used his popular representative style to capture the lives of ordinary rural South Africans and their environments on canvas.


194 lots offered      81.44% sold      R 2 889 877
 

Including Premium and VAT Results include Buyer's Premium and VAT
Erich Mayer; Tree and Huts Behind
29 Nov 2021
Sold for R 7 035
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Erich Mayer; Reclining Nude
28 Nov 2021
Sold for R 8 794
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Erich Mayer; Tree in Landscape; Landskap, two
28 Nov 2021
Unsold
 
Erich Mayer; Grassfire
25 Oct 2021
Sold for R 4 456
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Erich Mayer; Landscape with Figure
25 Oct 2021
Sold for R 2 111
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Erich Mayer; Landscape with Dwellings
23 Aug 2021
Sold for R 2 932
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Erich Mayer; Ox Wagon among Trees
23 Aug 2021
Sold for R 3 752
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Erich Mayer; Wolkstudie, Barberton
10 Aug 2021
Sold for R 9 380
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Erich Mayer; Landscape with Baobabs
11 Jul 2021
Sold for R 9 380
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Erich Mayer; Voortrekker Encampment
11 Jul 2021
Sold for R 11 725
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Erich Mayer; Landscape with Rocks
11 Jul 2021
Sold for R 4 456
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Erich Mayer; Dwellings in a Landscape
7 Jun 2021
Sold for R 8 208
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT

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