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.


702 lots offered      88.60% sold      R 318 859 008
 

Including Premium and VAT Results include Buyer's Premium and VAT
Jacob Hendrik Pierneef; Kremetartboom, Bosveld, N.T. (Nilant 73)
30 Nov 2021
Sold for R 64 488
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Jacob Hendrik Pierneef; Hermanus K.P. (Nilant 5)
29 Nov 2021
Sold for R 76 213
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Jacob Hendrik Pierneef; Landscape with Cliffs with Cypress Trees
29 Nov 2021
Sold for R 328 300
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Jacob Hendrik Pierneef; Pioneer's House, Silverton
28 Nov 2021
Sold for R 105 525
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Jacob Hendrik Pierneef; Kruger
28 Nov 2021
Sold for R 41 038
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Jacob Hendrik Pierneef; Farm, Betani Rustenburg (Nilant 48)
7 Nov 2021
Sold for R 17 588
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Jacob Hendrik Pierneef; Boomstamme (Nilant 101)
7 Nov 2021
Sold for R 54 624
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Jacob Hendrik Pierneef; Ex Libris (Nilant 154)
7 Nov 2021
Sold for R 34 140
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Jacob Hendrik Pierneef; Stone Homestead, Free State
7 Nov 2021
Sold for R 250 360
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Jacob Hendrik Pierneef; Landscape with Distant Farmhouses
7 Nov 2021
Sold for R 159 320
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Jacob Hendrik Pierneef; Landscape with Grey Mountains
7 Nov 2021
Sold for R 284 500
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Jacob Hendrik Pierneef; Landscape with Pink Mountains
7 Nov 2021
Sold for R 398 300
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT

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