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Maggie Laubser

South African 1886-1973  Top Artists


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.


270 lots offered      77.04% sold      R 76 635 975
 

Including Premium and VAT Results include Buyer's Premium and VAT
Maggie Laubser; Portrait of a Woman with a Headscarf
27 Sep 2021
Current bid R 30 000
 
Maggie Laubser; Bird in a Landscape with Rays
14 Sep 2021
Unsold
 
Maggie Laubser; Lake Garda
10 Aug 2021
Sold for R 364 160
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Maggie Laubser; Figure Study
11 Jul 2021
Sold for R 5 277
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Maggie Laubser; Group of Figures
11 Jul 2021
Sold for R 7 622
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Maggie Laubser; Hand Holding a Cloth
11 Jul 2021
Sold for R 9 967
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Maggie Laubser; Portrait of a Youth
17 May 2021
Sold for R 125 180
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Maggie Laubser; Black Swans
17 May 2021
Unsold
 
Maggie Laubser; Landscape with Trees, recto; Landscape with Mountains, verso
17 May 2021
Sold for R 318 640
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Maggie Laubser; Still Life with Flowers and Fruit Dish, recto; Vase of Flowers, unfinished, verso
17 May 2021
Sold for R 318 640
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Maggie Laubser; Still Life with Flowers and Fruit
11 Apr 2021
Unsold
 
Maggie Laubser; Mother and Child with Huts and a Cat
11 Apr 2021
Unsold
 

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