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Hugo Naudé

South African 1869-1941  Top Artists


Hugo Naudé can be regarded as a quintessential South African impressionist and although he planned to specialise in portraiture after his academic training at the Slade School of Art in London in 1891, followed by the Kunstakademie in Munich. He achieved much more success with his plein air landscapes, often completed in a single sitting and retaining a characteristic sense of spontaneity.

Esmé Berman describes how his work developed from a more academic style in his portraits, where “tone was all important, brushstrokes were masked and plastic volumes smoothly modelled by means of gentle transitions from light to dark”, to a looser style with more individualised brushwork, freer composition, sun-drenched colour and a focus on “the natural abundance of the verdant countryside around him”.1 Some of his most popular paintings are of Namaqualand in spring, when the brilliantly coloured wildflowers carpet the landscape in vivid yellows and oranges. Although he travelled extensively in Southern Africa on painting expeditions, he lived in Worcester in the Western Cape for almost all his life, and his house and garden became a community art centre after his death.

His work is included in the collections of the Iziko South African National Gallery in Cape Town, the Pretoria Art Museum, the Johannesburg Art Gallery, the William Humphreys Gallery in Kimberley, the Albany Museum in Grahamstown, and the Durban Art Gallery among others.

1. Esmé Berman (1983) Art & Artists of South Africa, Cape Town: AA Balkema, page 304.

258 lots offered      79.46% sold      R 30 352 207
 

Including Premium and VAT Results include Buyer's Premium and VAT
Hugo Naudé; Namaqualand
14 Sep 2021
Sold for R 341 400
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Hugo Naudé; Breede River Landscape
14 Sep 2021
Sold for R 159 320
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Hugo Naudé; Landscape with Grazing Cattle
14 Sep 2021
Unsold
 
Hugo Naudé; Namaqualand Flowers and Quiver Tree
14 Sep 2021
Sold for R 967 300
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Hugo Naudé; The Valley of a Thousand Hills
14 Sep 2021
Sold for R 79 660
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Hugo Naudé; On the Umzimvubu River, Port St Johns
14 Sep 2021
Sold for R 170 700
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Hugo Naudé; Namaqualand
23 Aug 2021
Sold for R 76 213
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Hugo Naudé; Bientangs Cave, Hermanus
23 Aug 2021
Sold for R 56 280
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Hugo Naudé; Palmiet River Mouth, near Kleinmond
23 Aug 2021
Sold for R 58 625
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Hugo Naudé; Rocky Coast, Hermanus
10 Aug 2021
Sold for R 56 900
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Hugo Naudé; Breede River Landscape
11 Jul 2021
Sold for R 62 590
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Hugo Naudé; Gydo Pass, Ceres District
11 Jul 2021
Sold for R 102 420
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT

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