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Maggie Laubser

South African 1886-1973 


Maggie Laubser was born on the farm Bloubommetjieskloof, near Malmesbury, in the wheat fields of the Western Cape. The formative impressions of her youth – farm life, the inhabitants of the farm, nature, flowers and animals, bathed in the ever-changing light – informed her painting throughout her life. She left for Europe in 1913 and visited an artists’ colony at Laren in Holland, studied at the Slade School of Fine Art in London, lived in Antwerp and at Lake Garda. From 1922 to 1924 she came in close contact with German Expressionism in Berlin and blossomed into a painter of authority and commitment. She simplified her images by stripping them of detail, intensified her colours and contrasts, and retained only the essential symbolic forms of her personal vision and interpretation.

In 1924 she returned permanently to South Africa where initially her art received harsh criticism but over time her considerable achievements were acknowledged. From 1947 she lived at her home Altyd Lig at the Strand, and continued to paint until her death in 1973.


279 lots offered      77.78% sold      R 79 540 945
 

Including Premium and VAT Results include Buyer's Premium and VAT
Maggie Laubser; Heron
29 Nov 2021
Sold for R 21 105
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Maggie Laubser; Magnolia in a Blue Jug
7 Nov 2021
Sold for R 341 400
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Maggie Laubser; Bugler
25 Oct 2021
Unsold
 
Maggie Laubser; Portrait of a Young Woman (with Long Loose Hair and White Beads
25 Oct 2021
Unsold
 
Maggie Laubser; Landscape with Woman Carrying a Bundle
11 Oct 2021
Sold for R 512 100
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Maggie Laubser; Birds in a Landscape
11 Oct 2021
Sold for R 432 440
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Maggie Laubser; Still Life with Flowers and Books, recto; Seascape with Birds and Boats, verso
11 Oct 2021
Sold for R 455 200
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Maggie Laubser; Landscape
11 Oct 2021
Sold for R 477 960
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Maggie Laubser; Still Life with Proteas in a Jug
11 Oct 2021
Sold for R 193 460
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Maggie Laubser; Portrait of a Woman with a Headscarf
27 Sep 2021
Sold for R 44 555
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Maggie Laubser; Bird in a Landscape with Rays
14 Sep 2021
Sold for R 426 750
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Maggie Laubser; Lake Garda
10 Aug 2021
Sold for R 364 160
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT

Results in green indicate post sales.


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