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Taffy (Matthew) Whippman

South African 1901-1973 


Born in Wales in 1901, Matthew (Taffy) Whippman moved to South Africa in 1920 and settled in Johannesburg via the Eastern Cape. Whippman painted during his free time but in 1929, on the advice of Prof FW Armstrong from Wits Tech, he turned to etching. However, he returned to painting in 1935 and began framing his works at Rand Picture Framers. Ten years later, Whippman bought Rand Picture Framers and in time he established an art gallery on the premises. His was one of the first galleries in South Africa to exhibit abstract works. Whippman held his own first exhibition here in 1953 and, while he continued to paint, he infrequently showed his paintings thereafter. Whippman’s works are held in several galleries and museums across the country.


30 lots offered      63.33% sold      ZAR 111 593
 

Including Premium and VAT Results include Buyer's Premium and VAT
Taffy (Matthew) Whippman; Flowerpiece
22 Nov 2022
Sold for ZAR 2 580
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Taffy (Matthew) Whippman; Distant Sandflats
22 Nov 2022
Sold for ZAR 1 759
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Taffy (Matthew) Whippman; Brecon Landscape
22 Nov 2022
Sold for ZAR 2 228
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Taffy (Matthew) Whippman; Moonlit Landscape with Tree
27 Sep 2021
Unsold
Taffy (Matthew) Whippman; Jenelle's Beach (Tenby, Wales)
11 Jul 2021
Sold for ZAR 6 449
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Taffy (Matthew) Whippman; Abstract
1 Jun 2020
Sold for ZAR 7 622
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Taffy (Matthew) Whippman; Mountain Landscape
5 Feb 2020
Sold for ZAR 1 642
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Taffy (Matthew) Whippman; Mine Dumps
8 Apr 2019
Sold for ZAR 7 622
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Taffy (Matthew) Whippman; Harbour
22 Oct 2018
Unsold
Taffy (Matthew) Whippman; Garden Doorway
22 Oct 2018
Unsold
Taffy (Matthew) Whippman; Rooftops
9 Apr 2017
Sold for ZAR 7 026
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Taffy (Matthew) Whippman; A Figure Seated Cross-legged
9 Apr 2017
Unsold