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; Op die Braak, Stellenbosch (Nilant 13)
26 Jul 2021
Sold for R 113 800
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Jacob Hendrik Pierneef; A Vineyard in Stellenbosch
26 Jul 2021
Sold for R 546 240
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Jacob Hendrik Pierneef; Krommerivier, Stellenbosch (Nilant 15)
26 Jul 2021
Sold for R 73 970
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Jacob Hendrik Pierneef; Plaas Kromrivier (Niland 16)
26 Jul 2021
Sold for R 45 520
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Jacob Hendrik Pierneef; Twee Jonggezellen, Tulbagh (Nilant 12)
26 Jul 2021
Sold for R 153 630
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Jacob Hendrik Pierneef; Kruiskerk, Tulbagh (Nilant 6)
26 Jul 2021
Sold for R 170 700
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Jacob Hendrik Pierneef; Hermanus, K. P. (Nilant 5)
26 Jul 2021
Sold for R 125 180
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Jacob Hendrik Pierneef; Cloudburst Storm
26 Jul 2021
Sold for R 1 934 600
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Jacob Hendrik Pierneef; Elim, KP
26 Jul 2021
Sold for R 56 900
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Jacob Hendrik Pierneef; Kaap l'Agulhas
26 Jul 2021
Sold for R 51 210
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Jacob Hendrik Pierneef; Clouds over the Karoo
26 Jul 2021
Sold for R 2 503 600
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Jacob Hendrik Pierneef; Mimosa, SWA (Nilant 104)
26 Jul 2021
Sold for R 79 660
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT

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