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Gladys Mgudlandlu

South African 1925-1979 


Trained in the traditional Fingo and Xhosa mural painting traditions by her grandmother, Gladys Mgudlandlu was largely otherwise self-taught although she was mentored by fellow artists Katrine Harries and Marjorie Wallace at times. She responded to Maggie Laubser’s work and made a point of visiting the older artist’s exhibitions in the Cape. Mgudlandlu often painted birds, especially those species found in the Eastern Cape, and called herself ‘uNontaka', the 'bird lady'. Another favourite subject was township scenes of the Cape Flats. She worked as a nurse and as a teacher in and around Cape Town before taking up painting seriously from 1957 onwards and after that exhibited regularly in the Cape and, in 1964, in Johannesburg. She sometimes used several viewpoints in one work, a practice possibly stemming from Xhosa mysticism where folktales typically present multiple views of an issue. A retrospective exhibition of her work toured South Africa in 2002.


31 lots offered      74.19% sold      R 1 627 921
 

Including Premium and VAT Results include Buyer's Premium and VAT
Gladys Mgudlandlu; Dancing Woman
7 Nov 2021
Sold for R 56 900
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Gladys Mgudlandlu; Flowers in a Garden
11 Oct 2021
Sold for R 284 500
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Gladys Mgudlandlu; Spring in Peddie Forests, Viewed from Peak
11 Oct 2021
Sold for R 170 700
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Gladys Mgudlandlu; Cattle in a Landscape
11 Oct 2021
Sold for R 56 900
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Gladys Mgudlandlu; Cattle on a Hillside
8 Nov 2020
Sold for R 47 796
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Gladys Mgudlandlu; Portrait of a Woman in a Red Dress
8 Nov 2020
Sold for R 68 280
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Gladys Mgudlandlu; Brown Rocks
8 Nov 2020
Unsold
 
Gladys Mgudlandlu; Blue Mountains and Trees
8 Nov 2020
Unsold
 
Gladys Mgudlandlu; Birds
16 Sep 2019
Sold for R 5 863
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Gladys Mgudlandlu; Birds Feeding Chicks in Nest
8 Jun 2019
Sold for R 28 450
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Gladys Mgudlandlu; Birds over a Field
18 Mar 2019
Sold for R 91 040
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Gladys Mgudlandlu; Township Houses
18 Mar 2019
Sold for R 85 350
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT

Results in green indicate post sales.


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