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Gerard de Leeuw

South African 1912-1985 


Born in Amsterdam in 1912, Gerard de Leeuw decided early on that he wanted to be a sculptor and studied at various schools in Holland, including the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp under Isidore Opsomer, and in France, including in the studio of André Lhôte in Paris. He followed his family to South Africa in 1932, after his goldsmith father migrated to Cape Town in 1928 for health reasons. De Leeuw was inspired by the work of animalier Francois Pompon, which was to have a lasting influence on his own animal studies, and late-Renaissance sculptor Benvenuto Cellini. He mastered the intricacies of the lost-wax method of bronze casting, or cire perdue, and, with the exception of the larger sculptures, insisted on casting all his own work in his suburban foundry in Orange Grove, Johannesburg, with some help from his assistant Simon Rammutla and his sons John and Gerard junior (whose portrait bust as a young boy he made in 1960). Always the perfectionist, De Leeuw would destroy works that he found to be unsatisfactory.


36 lots offered      86.11% sold      ZAR 6 084 636
 

Including Premium and VAT Results include Buyer's Premium and VAT
Gerard de Leeuw; Sangoma
25 Apr 2022
Sold for ZAR 82 075
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Gerard de Leeuw; Bromvoël/Ground Hornbill
11 Oct 2021
Sold for ZAR 68 280
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Gerard de Leeuw; Manie Strydom
10 Aug 2021
Sold for ZAR 10 553
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Gerard de Leeuw; Hiëna/Hyena
10 Aug 2021
Sold for ZAR 85 350
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Gerard de Leeuw; Sangoma
10 Aug 2021
Unsold
 
Gerard de Leeuw; Die Siek Kalfie/The Sick Calf
10 Aug 2021
Sold for ZAR 159 320
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Gerard de Leeuw; Praying Rain-bird
26 Jul 2020
Sold for ZAR 159 320
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Gerard de Leeuw; Sheep Shearer
11 Nov 2019
Unsold
 
Gerard de Leeuw; Die Siek Kalfie/The Sick Calf
20 May 2019
Unsold
 
Gerard de Leeuw; Elizabeth de Leeuw
4 Mar 2019
Sold for ZAR 14 070
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Gerard de Leeuw; Boerbok
12 Nov 2018
Sold for ZAR 216 220
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Gerard de Leeuw; Bird
12 Nov 2018
Sold for ZAR 113 800
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT

Results in green indicate post sales.


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