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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.


196 lots offered      80.61% sold      R 2 889 877
 

Including Premium and VAT Results include Buyer's Premium and VAT
Erich Mayer; Kraal, Smitsdrift near Pietersburg
7 Jun 2021
Sold for R 23 450
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Erich Mayer; The Outspan
7 Jun 2021
Unsold
 
Erich Mayer; Two Men at a Camp Fire
7 Jun 2021
Sold for R 5 863
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Erich Mayer; Boerseun
7 Jun 2021
Sold for R 11 725
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Erich Mayer; Northwards
17 May 2021
Sold for R 23 450
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Erich Mayer; Figures in a Landscape
29 Mar 2021
Sold for R 4 104
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Erich Mayer; Toon van den Heever
22 Feb 2021
Sold for R 6 449
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Erich Mayer; Bushveld Landscape
22 Feb 2021
Sold for R 23 450
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Erich Mayer; Winter Landscape, Rustenburg District
22 Feb 2021
Sold for R 9 967
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Erich Mayer; Potgietersrus District
22 Feb 2021
Sold for R 4 104
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Erich Mayer; Landscape with Trees
23 Nov 2020
Sold for R 18 760
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Erich Mayer; Bushveld Landscape with Baobabs
19 Oct 2020
Sold for R 3 518
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT

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