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.


Jacob Hendrik Pierneef

South African 1886-1957  Top Artists


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.


687 lots offered      86.46% sold      R 285 658 332
 

Including Premium and VAT Results include Buyer's Premium and VAT
Jacob Hendrik Pierneef; Saulspoort, by Rustenburg, Transvaal
27 Sep 2021
Current bid R 45 000
 
Jacob Hendrik Pierneef; Boland Farm
14 Sep 2021
Sold for R 569 000
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Jacob Hendrik Pierneef; Tafelberg
14 Sep 2021
Sold for R 398 300
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Jacob Hendrik Pierneef; Street Scene with Ruin
23 Aug 2021
Sold for R 25 795
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Jacob Hendrik Pierneef; Miershope, S.W.A. (Nilant 113)
23 Aug 2021
Sold for R 32 830
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Jacob Hendrik Pierneef; Mariënthal S.W.A (Nilant 110)
23 Aug 2021
Sold for R 29 313
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Jacob Hendrik Pierneef; Farmhouse in Landscape
10 Aug 2021
Sold for R 79 660
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Jacob Hendrik Pierneef; Man Digging
26 Jul 2021
Sold for R 125 180
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Jacob Hendrik Pierneef; Camp Tent
26 Jul 2021
Sold for R 182 080
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Jacob Hendrik Pierneef; View of Pretoria through Trees
26 Jul 2021
Sold for R 49 000
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Jacob Hendrik Pierneef; Bloekombome (Nilant 77)
26 Jul 2021
Sold for R 36 416
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Jacob Hendrik Pierneef; Willow Tree
26 Jul 2021
Sold for R 102 420
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT

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