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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; An Extensive Landscape with a Baobab and a Crouching Man
16 May 2011
Sold for R 200 520
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Erich Mayer; Children Playing under a Tree near a Wagon
9 Mar 2009
Sold for R 94 690
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Erich Mayer; Boere Piekniek
20 May 2019
Sold for R 85 350
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Erich Mayer; Trekking along the River
9 Mar 2009
Sold for R 83 550
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Erich Mayer; The Old Baobab Tree
1 Nov 2010
Sold for R 66 840
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Erich Mayer; Baobab Tree
9 Mar 2009
Sold for R 66 840
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Erich Mayer; Chessboard
20 May 2019
Sold for R 62 590
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Erich Mayer; The Bushveld near Potgietersrust
12 Nov 2018
Sold for R 62 590
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Erich Mayer; Trees
5 Jun 2017
Sold for R 56 840
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Erich Mayer; Cattle Drinking at a River
7 Sep 2009
Sold for R 55 700
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Erich Mayer; Bawenda Village, Zoutpansberg, Limpopo (sic)
20 May 2013
Sold for R 54 567
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Erich Mayer; Wagon Leader Resting
7 Sep 2009
Sold for R 53 472
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT

Results in green indicate post sales.


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