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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.


308 lots offered      77.60% sold      ZAR 87 566 640
 

Including Premium and VAT Results include Buyer's Premium and VAT
Maggie Laubser; Portrait of a Girl wearing a Head Scarf
28 Jun 2022
Sold for ZAR 23 450
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Maggie Laubser; Portrait of a Woman with Headscarf
28 Jun 2022
Sold for ZAR 23 450
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Maggie Laubser; Woman with a Headscarf
28 Jun 2022
Sold for ZAR 20 519
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Maggie Laubser; Portrait of a Young Man in a Hat
28 Jun 2022
Unsold
 
Maggie Laubser; Landscape with Cow
16 May 2022
Unsold
 
Maggie Laubser; Girl with Potted Gloxinia and Pear
16 May 2022
Sold for ZAR 398 300
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Maggie Laubser; Woman in a Yellow Headscarf with Bird and Boats
16 May 2022
Sold for ZAR 398 300
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Maggie Laubser; Swans
16 May 2022
Sold for ZAR 170 700
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Maggie Laubser; Dish of Fruit
16 May 2022
Sold for ZAR 96 730
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Maggie Laubser; Harvesting, Oortmanspost, Klipheuwel Stasie
16 May 2022
Sold for ZAR 1 138 000
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Maggie Laubser; Lentelandskap (Spring Landscape)
16 May 2022
Sold for ZAR 512 100
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Maggie Laubser; Portrait of a Young Woman (with Long Loose Hair and White Beads)
25 Apr 2022
Sold for ZAR 23 450
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT

Results in green indicate post sales.


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