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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; Shepherd Seated with his Flock
6 Mar 2017
Sold for ZAR 3 978 800
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Maggie Laubser; The Old Shepherd
16 Oct 2017
Sold for ZAR 3 183 040
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Maggie Laubser; Flamingos on the Beach
11 Oct 2010
Sold for ZAR 2 673 600
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Maggie Laubser; Harvesters in Wheatfield
12 Nov 2018
Sold for ZAR 2 276 000
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Maggie Laubser; A Harvest Scene at Oortmanspost Farm, Malmesbury District
17 Mar 2014
Sold for ZAR 2 273 600
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Maggie Laubser; Portrait of a Girl with Geese
4 Feb 2013
Sold for ZAR 2 005 200
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Maggie Laubser; Portrait of a Woman wearing a Sari against a Floral Background
5 Apr 2022
Sold for ZAR 1 820 800
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Maggie Laubser; Landscape with White Stork
11 Oct 2010
Sold for ZAR 1 782 400
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Maggie Laubser; Shepherd and Sheep
11 Apr 2021
Sold for ZAR 1 593 200
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Maggie Laubser; Basutoland Hills
5 Jun 2017
Sold for ZAR 1 591 520
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Maggie Laubser; Landscape with Water Carriers and Geese
5 Jun 2017
Sold for ZAR 1 534 680
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Maggie Laubser; Black Swan
6 Mar 2017
Sold for ZAR 1 477 840
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT

Results in green indicate post sales.


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