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Nils Andersen

South African 1897-1972 


Nils Andersen was born in Drammen, Norway and immigrated to South Africa with his family as a teenager in 1911. His father was a skipper and joined a whaling vessel in Saldanha Bay before the family moved to Durban in 1914. Andersen initially studied engineering but dreamed of being an artist and enrolled in art classes at the Natal Technical Art School between 1924 and 1928 and then ceramics in 1938. He became a full-time artist in 1933 and taught art and ceramics at the Natal Technical Art School from 1942 to 1944. While not an official war artist, he was commissioned to paint the Durban Port and various warships during the war. Many of Andersen’s artworks hang in the Norwegian Hall on the Berea in Durban and some are in the offices of the Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry – as well as in numerous private collections. Anderson’s subject matter was not only maritime, but also land- and seascapes, village and homestead scenes, and even still lifes.


94 lots offered      53.19% sold      ZAR 592 895
 

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Nils Andersen; The Flamboyant Tree in the Tucked Away Garden
11 Mar 2024
Starting at ZAR 7 000
 
Nils Andersen; Coastal Landscape with Beached Boat
11 Mar 2024
Starting at ZAR 9 000
 
Nils Andersen; Moored Vessels in a Harbour
11 Mar 2024
Starting at ZAR 10 000
 
Nils Andersen; Houses and Figures with Distant Mountains
12 Feb 2024
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Nils Andersen; Huis van Hugo Naudé
12 Feb 2024
Sold for ZAR 1 759
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Nils Andersen; Cathkin Peak
9 Oct 2023
Sold for ZAR 9 380
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Nils Andersen; Huis van Hugo Naudé
9 Oct 2023
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Nils Andersen; Harbour Scene
9 Oct 2023
Sold for ZAR 14 070
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Nils Andersen; SV Olievebank
11 Sep 2023
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Nils Andersen; Landscape with River
11 Sep 2023
Sold for ZAR 1 290
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Nils Andersen; Harbour Scene
12 Jun 2023
Sold for ZAR 25 795
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Nils Andersen; Shadows on House
15 May 2023
Sold for ZAR 12 898
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