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Fred Page

South African 1908-1984 


Fred (Frederick Hutchinson) Page died in 1984 at the age of 76 having produced a body of work which is remarkable for its unique personal imagery and for portraying, with some accuracy, the particular architectural features of the city in which he lived.

Between 1947 and 1980, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, formed the backdrop for his extraordinarily fertile visual imagination. Reclusive by choice, he lived in an area close to the city’s harbour called Central where most of the material he used for the images was gleaned from sketches and photographs.

Apart from a brief formative sojourn at art school for a year, he was largely self-educated. He read widely and had discriminating tastes in classical music.

Unaffected by contemporary world trends in art, Page’s world is the world of the surreal, inhabited by characters who are entirely his own and were evolved from his observation of life on the streets and from niches in his background.

The images are laced with mordant wit, a sense of the ridiculous and an encompassing sense of the enigmatic tragedies of life.

Source: Jeanne Wright and Cecil Kerber (2011) Fred Page: Ringmaster of the Imagination, Port Elizabeth: Cecil Kerbel.

Photograph by Selwyn Leibowitz


121 lots offered      78.51% sold      ZAR 5 285 448
 

Including Premium and VAT Results include Buyer's Premium and VAT
Fred Page; North End, P. E.
7 Jun 2021
Sold for ZAR 4 690
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Fred Page; The Wolpe Gallery C.T.
11 Apr 2021
Unsold
 
Fred Page; The Trip
29 Mar 2021
Sold for ZAR 16 415
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Fred Page; Southend, PE
29 Mar 2021
Unsold
 
Fred Page; Nips
29 Mar 2021
Sold for ZAR 9 380
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Fred Page; The Shoes
29 Mar 2021
Unsold
 
Fred Page; The Wake
29 Mar 2021
Unsold
 
Fred Page; Malay Quarters, Cape Town
23 Nov 2020
Unsold
 
Fred Page; The Parking Garage
23 Nov 2020
Sold for ZAR 6 449
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Fred Page; Nips
23 Nov 2020
Unsold
 
Fred Page; The Shoes
23 Nov 2020
Unsold
 
Fred Page; The Wolpe Gallery C.T.
8 Nov 2020
Unsold
 

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