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Johannes Meintjes

South African 1923-1980 


Johannes Meintjes was a prolific painter, as well as a broadcaster, historian, diarist, costume and set designer, playwright and published author (35 books).

After the death of Meintjes’s father in 1928, the family moved from their sheep farm near Molteno to Riversdale where Meintjes struck up a friendship with JEA Volschenk. The older artist encouraged his young friend’s love of art and after the family moved to Cape Town in 1938 Meintjes studied in earnest under Florence Zerffi. He completed a bachelor’s degree at UCT in English Literature and at the age of 21 he published a book on Maggie Laubser, with whom he had developed a close friendship after seeing her work on exhibition.

Meintjes first exhibition at the Gainsborough Gallery in Johannesburg in 1944 brought him immediate public acclaim and financial success. From 1945 to 1947 he studied at the Central School of Art in London, and later, back in Cape Town, he worked as an artist, broadcaster and writer. He lectured at the Worcester School of Drama and at the Cape Technical College.

He participated in solo and group exhibitions throughout his life, both in South Africa and internationally, and his works are present in numerous collections, both public and private.


281 lots offered      54.80% sold      R 12 295 437
 

Including Premium and VAT Results include Buyer's Premium and VAT
Johannes Meintjes; Anemones in Landscape
25 Apr 2022
Sold for R 32 830
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Johannes Meintjes; Boy with Butterfly
5 Apr 2022
Unsold
 
Johannes Meintjes; Woman with St Joseph's Lilies
14 Mar 2022
Sold for R 18 760
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Johannes Meintjes; Portrait of a Woman
14 Mar 2022
Unsold
 
Johannes Meintjes; Boy with Daffodils
14 Mar 2022
Unsold
 
Johannes Meintjes; Stillewe met Beker (Still Life with Jug)
14 Mar 2022
Sold for R 32 830
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Johannes Meintjes; The Window Sill
14 Mar 2022
Sold for R 93 800
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Johannes Meintjes; Flowering Cactus
25 Oct 2021
Sold for R 7 035
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Johannes Meintjes; Herd Boy II
25 Oct 2021
Sold for R 76 213
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Johannes Meintjes; Full Moon
27 Sep 2021
Sold for R 21 105
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Johannes Meintjes; Self Portrait
14 Sep 2021
Sold for R 56 900
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Johannes Meintjes; Three Women in a Landscape
11 Jul 2021
Unsold
 

Results in green indicate post sales.


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