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Erik Laubscher

South African 1927-2013 


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.


154 lots offered      75.32% sold      ZAR 38 426 815
 

Including Premium and VAT Results include Buyer's Premium and VAT
Erik Laubscher; Abstract Landscape
16 May 2022
Sold for ZAR 91 040
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Erik Laubscher; Sources of Inspiration
16 May 2022
Sold for ZAR 34 140
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Erik Laubscher; Still Life with Fruit and Bottle
16 May 2022
Sold for ZAR 216 220
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Erik Laubscher; Tree Trunk
16 May 2022
Sold for ZAR 315 000
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Erik Laubscher; Landscape with Trees
16 May 2022
Sold for ZAR 284 500
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Erik Laubscher; Durbanville Hills
5 Apr 2022
Sold for ZAR 341 400
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Erik Laubscher; Boland Landskap
5 Apr 2022
Sold for ZAR 250 360
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Erik Laubscher; Swakop River Bed, Namibia
5 Apr 2022
Sold for ZAR 136 560
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Erik Laubscher; Winter Ploughed Lands, Swaarmoed
5 Apr 2022
Sold for ZAR 193 460
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Erik Laubscher; Winter Karoo Sky
5 Apr 2022
Sold for ZAR 455 200
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Erik Laubscher; Overberg in November No. 15
21 Feb 2022
Sold for ZAR 46 900
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Erik Laubscher; Euphorbia Study
28 Nov 2021
Sold for ZAR 5 277
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT

Results in green indicate post sales.


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