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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; Toon van den Heever
19 Oct 2020
Unsold
 
Erich Mayer; Street Scene with Wagons
19 Oct 2020
Sold for R 4 104
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Erich Mayer; Uitspan
7 Sep 2020
Unsold
 
Erich Mayer; Landscape with Farm House
7 Sep 2020
Sold for R 3 518
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Erich Mayer; South African Landscape
7 Sep 2020
Sold for R 3 518
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Erich Mayer; Nelspruit, TVL
7 Sep 2020
Unsold
 
Erich Mayer; Eastern Free State Landscape, two
26 Jul 2020
Sold for R 45 520
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Erich Mayer; Bushveld Scene
6 Jul 2020
Sold for R 23 450
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Erich Mayer; Naboom
6 Jul 2020
Sold for R 23 450
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Erich Mayer; Farmstead, Eastern Free State
6 Jul 2020
Sold for R 11 725
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Erich Mayer; Bushveld Scene with Ox Cart
1 Jun 2020
Sold for R 32 830
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Erich Mayer; Village Houses and Trees
1 Jun 2020
Sold for R 4 925
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT

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