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John Leask Nowers

South African 1940-1995 

Born in Klerksdorp, Nowers attended Milner High School, after which he enrolled at the Michaelis School of Art in Cape Town, graduating in 1962. He went to London and worked as a publisher's assistant at Thames and Hudson and during this time became interested in ceramics. He and Hylton Nel became well-known in England for their quirky, imaginative sculpture, selling to Maceys, New York, and the Hudson Bay Company in Detroit. Nowers then returned to Cape Town in the 1970s, exhibiting his work at numerous galleries and museums. Nowers established a reputation as an outstanding ceramic artist, and in 1985 was offered a position as lecturer at Michaelis School of Art, where he taught until his death.

3 lots offered      100.00% sold      ZAR 28 140

Including Premium and VAT Results include Buyer's Premium and VAT
John Leask Nowers; The Thoughtful King; Figure on Stage; Figure in Tower; Animal with Gold Fan, four
25 Apr 2022
Sold for ZAR 9 967
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
John Leask Nowers; Five Plates, variously painted, five
25 Apr 2022
Sold for ZAR 11 139
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
John Leask Nowers; A Woman Astride a Horse, and three others, four
29 Nov 2021
Sold for ZAR 7 035
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT

Results in green indicate post sales.