Artists

From Albert Adams to Portia Zvavahera, Strauss & Co maintains a detailed database of every artist sold at auction since 2009. Whether it is painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography, ceramics or new media, this searchable database lists by artist every lot offered and provides aggregated data useful to seasoned collectors. Important blue-chip artists like William Kentridge, JH Pierneef, Alexis Preller and Irma Stern are introduced with helpful biographies.

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Jacob Hendrik Pierneef

South African 1886-1957 


Jacob Hendrik Pierneef, born on the Highveld in 1886, is perhaps South Africa’s most iconic landscape painter. Having developed an unmistakable and economical aesthetic during the first half of the twentieth century, his pictures, whether described as startlingly beautiful, willingly experimental, nostalgic, or gently monumental, are familiar to generations of South Africans. Enormously prolific, the artist was equally comfortable working in oils, gouache, watercolour and casein, while the prints he produced, both linocuts and etchings, remain as influential as they are collectable.

It goes without saying that Pierneef has attracted attention from eminent art historians and critics; thanks to the emotive charge of his pictures, and the historical context in which they were produced, his career has been widely discussed in socio-political terms too. A recent, major retrospective at the Standard Bank Gallery – curated by Strauss & Co’s Wilhelm van Rensburg – has shed a new light on the artist’s imagination, range and decorative appeal, and sealed his position as one of the country’s masters.


747 lots offered      87.28% sold      ZAR 328 039 332
 

Including Premium and VAT Results include Buyer's Premium and VAT
Jacob Hendrik Pierneef; Wilgerboom in die Somer (Nilant 79)
12 Jul 2022
Starting at ZAR 25 000
 
Jacob Hendrik Pierneef; Wilgerboomstamme (Nilant 80)
12 Jul 2022
Starting at ZAR 9 000
 
Jacob Hendrik Pierneef; Wilgerboom, Fonteine, Pretoria (Nilant 84)
12 Jul 2022
Starting at ZAR 18 000
 
Jacob Hendrik Pierneef; Boomstam en Denneboom (Nilant 75)
12 Jul 2022
Starting at ZAR 17 000
 
Jacob Hendrik Pierneef; The Lake, Rosebank, Johannesburg
12 Jul 2022
Starting at ZAR 90 000
 
Jacob Hendrik Pierneef; Hardekoolboom, TVL (Nilant 74)
12 Jul 2022
Starting at ZAR 25 000
 
Jacob Hendrik Pierneef; Study of a Tree
12 Jul 2022
Starting at ZAR 25 000
 
Jacob Hendrik Pierneef; Study of a Tree
12 Jul 2022
Starting at ZAR 25 000
 
Jacob Hendrik Pierneef; Doringboom, Potgietersrust (Nilant 62)
12 Jul 2022
Starting at ZAR 18 000
 
Jacob Hendrik Pierneef; Wilde Sering, TVL (Nilant 97)
12 Jul 2022
Starting at ZAR 13 000
 
Jacob Hendrik Pierneef; Die Eensame Pad (Nilant 69)
12 Jul 2022
Starting at ZAR 13 000
 
Jacob Hendrik Pierneef; Van der Hoven's Drift
12 Jul 2022
Starting at ZAR 1 200 000
 

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