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Pieter van der Westhuizen

South African 1931-2008 


Prolific and popular South African artist Pieter van der Westhuizen was born in Pretoria in 1931. After finishing school, he studied art at The University of South Africa (UNISA) where he was taught by Zakkie Eloff and Robert Hodgins. In 1960, he worked under Alfred Krenz and in 1971, under Erik Laubscher. In the 1980s, van der Westhuizen continued his studies in Belgium at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, the Stedelijke Akademie in Ghent, and the Ryks Centrum voor Grafiek in Kasterlee. During this decade he also spent a few years studying woodblock printing in Japan and was invited to participate in an exhibition alongside works by Marc Chagall, Ben Avram, and Yaacov Agam in Madrid, Spain. Working in various mediums including pastels, painting, and etchings, van der Westhuizen's oeuvre encompasses landscapes, still lifes, portraits, and figures. They are a celebration of the beauty found within the everyday.

Image source: SA Art Times, February 2009, page 15. Photographer: Thabo Stegman.


273 lots offered      67.40% sold      ZAR 4 692 086
 

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Pieter van der Westhuizen; Spring Flowers in a Glass Vase
11 Sep 2023
Sold for ZAR 9 967
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Pieter van der Westhuizen; Portrait of a Boy
11 Sep 2023
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Pieter van der Westhuizen; White Flowers
10 Jul 2023
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Pieter van der Westhuizen; Landscape with Bird
10 Jul 2023
Sold for ZAR 32 830
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Pieter van der Westhuizen; Wheatfields
12 Jun 2023
Sold for ZAR 49 245
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Pieter van der Westhuizen; Violinist
12 Jun 2023
Sold for ZAR 11 725
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Pieter van der Westhuizen; Three Women
8 May 2023
Sold for ZAR 23 450
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Pieter van der Westhuizen; Rebecca
8 May 2023
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Pieter van der Westhuizen; Two Figures
8 May 2023
Sold for ZAR 4 456
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Pieter van der Westhuizen; Two Women Wearing Red and Blue
11 Apr 2023
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Pieter van der Westhuizen; Two Women Gazing to the Right
11 Apr 2023
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Pieter van der Westhuizen; Two Doves
13 Feb 2023
Sold for ZAR 49 245
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