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Trudi Dicks

South African/Namibian 1940- 

Trudi Dicks was born in 1940 in Graaff-Reinet, South Africa. She moved to Namibia in 1964, where she still resides. In March 1965, she left for England to embark on a two-year journey of working and travelling, after which she returned to Namibia, married a Namibian, and settled in Windhoek. Her art consists primarily of linocuts, woodcuts, and metal etchings. With each exhibition, her creative processes have evolved in line with her interests at the time. Dicks developed her own methods of cutting and etching linoleum, carving wood, and producing collographs, always aiming for the best results possible. Factors such as familiarity and trust became her guide. Her first exhibitions featured massive black-and-white linoleum prints, her subject matter trending towards politics and male and female relationships. At a later stage, her prints and drawings were supplemented with sculptural clay, wood, plastic, resin, and stone forms, as well as needlework, including crochet work and embroidery. Themes often portrayed with a playful attitude included the environment, especially fauna and flora. These combinations resulted in an unusually eclectic variety of prints and sculptural forms. The vivid intensity of her art may be linked to her integrity and commitment to her subject matter and her intense engagement with the visual realm, as she was born with a hearing impairment.

Dicks’s work is represented in corporate and private collections throughout Namibia, South Africa, America and Europe. She signs her work GSM Dicks which is an abbreviation of her full name: Gertruida Sophia Maria Dicks.

More information can be found on the artist's website:

2 lots offered      50.00% sold      ZAR 9 967

Including Premium and VAT Results include Buyer's Premium and VAT
Trudi Dicks; Orange Home
11 Mar 2024
Starting at ZAR 4 000
Trudi Dicks; Untitled I (Face)
11 Mar 2024
Starting at ZAR 10 000
Trudi Dicks; Rohevaria Lolly
11 Mar 2024
Starting at ZAR 10 000
Trudi Dicks; Silhouette
11 Mar 2024
Starting at ZAR 4 000
Trudi Dicks; Hawarthia (sic) Lolly, My Garden, My Lollipop Garden series
19 Feb 2024
Sold for ZAR 9 967
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Trudi Dicks; African Bees
19 Oct 2020