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Erik Laubscher

South African 1927-2013  Top Artists


Erik Laubscher was born in 1927 in Tulbagh, and grew up in Port Elizabeth. He showed an early interest in art and began his formal art studies under Maurice van Essche at the Continental School of Art in 1946. Encouraged to continue his studies abroad, he left for London to study firstly under the portrait artist Frank Slater and then in a more convivial environment at the Anglo-French Art Centre. In 1950 Laubscher decided to further his studies in Paris and enrolled at the Académie Montmartre, where he was a pupil of Fernard Léger who exerted a strong influence on his work. Laubscher also met his wife, Claude Bouscharain, at the Académie. On Laubscher’s return to Cape Town in 1951 he wasted no time, putting on a solo show at The Argus Gallery. Erik and Claude’s home at 6 Cheviot Place, Sea Point, became a social hub for Cape Town artists and writers. In 1971 Laubscher founded the Ruth Prowse School of Art and ran it for 25 years, all the while practicing as an artist himself.


142 lots offered      72.54% sold      R 34 634 258
 

Including Premium and VAT Results include Buyer's Premium and VAT
Erik Laubscher; Eroded Rocks and the Tandjieskoppe, Namibia
7 Nov 2021
Starting at R 250 000
 
Erik Laubscher; Sederberg
7 Nov 2021
Starting at R 200 000
 
Erik Laubscher; Still Life with Fruit and a Blue Jug
11 Oct 2021
Sold for R 910 400
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Erik Laubscher; Still Life with Papaya, recto; Still Life with Lemons, verso
11 Oct 2021
Sold for R 1 422 500
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Erik Laubscher; Old Quay 4 Jetty, Waterfront, Cape Town
11 Oct 2021
Sold for R 432 440
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Erik Laubscher; Dorre Landskap - Klein Karoo
11 Oct 2021
Unsold
 
Erik Laubscher; Storm Clouds near Prince Albert
11 Oct 2021
Sold for R 341 400
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Erik Laubscher; Summer Dawn near Laingsburg
11 Oct 2021
Sold for R 159 320
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Erik Laubscher; Sketch for Painting Tranquility - Teewatersdam, June 1999
23 Aug 2021
Sold for R 9 380
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Erik Laubscher; View through the Trees
11 Apr 2021
Sold for R 23 450
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Erik Laubscher; Behind Hanover Street Façade
11 Apr 2021
Sold for R 81 936
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Erik Laubscher; Lente Graan Landskap
11 Apr 2021
Sold for R 91 040
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT

Results in green indicate post sales.


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