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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.


343 lots offered      76.68% sold      ZAR 94 977 343
 

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Maggie Laubser; Portrait of an Old Woman Wearing a Head Scarf
11 Mar 2024
Starting at ZAR 20 000
 
Maggie Laubser; Swan and Arum Lilies
11 Mar 2024
Starting at ZAR 8 000
 
Maggie Laubser; Portrait of an Old Woman Wearing a Head Scarf
27 Nov 2023
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Maggie Laubser; Landscape with Cow, Figures and Houses
8 Nov 2023
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Maggie Laubser; Still Life with Arums and Blossoms
7 Nov 2023
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Maggie Laubser; Landscape with Three Houses, a Figure and Two Birds
7 Nov 2023
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Maggie Laubser; Hibiscuses in a Vase
7 Nov 2023
Sold for ZAR 293 125
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Maggie Laubser; Birds in a Landscape with Houses and Trees
7 Nov 2023
Sold for ZAR 577 625
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Maggie Laubser; Red Amaryllis
19 Sep 2023
Sold for ZAR 175 875
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Maggie Laubser; Nasturtiums in a Vase, recto; Still Life with Gerberas and Apples, verso
19 Sep 2023
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Maggie Laubser; Washer Woman
19 Sep 2023
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Maggie Laubser; Woman Against Background with Flowers
19 Sep 2023
Sold for ZAR 404 338
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Results in green indicate post sales.