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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.


309 lots offered      77.67% sold      ZAR 87 601 815
 

Including Premium and VAT Results include Buyer's Premium and VAT
Maggie Laubser; Birds and Fish
5 Apr 2022
Sold for ZAR 455 200
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Maggie Laubser; Birds on Water
5 Apr 2022
Sold for ZAR 227 600
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Maggie Laubser; Landscape with Trees
5 Apr 2022
Sold for ZAR 364 160
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Maggie Laubser; Buck in a Landscape
5 Apr 2022
Sold for ZAR 318 640
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Maggie Laubser; Landscape with Houses
5 Apr 2022
Sold for ZAR 455 200
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Maggie Laubser; Pear and Plum
21 Feb 2022
Sold for ZAR 14 070
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Maggie Laubser; Heron
29 Nov 2021
Sold for ZAR 21 105
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Maggie Laubser; Magnolia in a Blue Jug
7 Nov 2021
Sold for ZAR 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 ZAR 512 100
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Maggie Laubser; Birds in a Landscape
11 Oct 2021
Sold for ZAR 432 440
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT

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