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Walter Gilbert Wiles

South African 1875-1966 


Walter Gilbert Wiles was the second of five sons born to English sculptor Henry Wiles – all of whom were also artists. Wiles was born in England and spent a few years taking art classes in France before moving to South Africa in 1902. In 1911, he moved back to London to further his art education but, after a short stint, returned to South Africa where he became an ostrich farmer. However, the industry suffered a crash in 1914 and this propelled Wiles into becoming a full-time artist. In 1920, Wiles held the first of many solo exhibitions in South Africa. In 1924, he exhibited at the British Empire Exhibition in Wembley, England, and the following year at an exhibition in Grahamstown to coincide with the visit of then Prince of Wales, Edward VIII. In his early years Wiles utilised pastels and watercolours, but later turned exclusively to oil painting.

Image source: http://www.wgwiles.com/


54 lots offered      72.22% sold      ZAR 518 792
 

Including Premium and VAT Results include Buyer's Premium and VAT
Walter Gilbert Wiles; Figures on a Beach
28 Jun 2022
Unsold
Walter Gilbert Wiles; Cape Town Docks
14 Mar 2022
Unsold
Walter Gilbert Wiles; The Falls
21 Feb 2022
Sold for ZAR 7 035
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Walter Gilbert Wiles; Bushman's River
29 Nov 2021
Sold for ZAR 11 725
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Walter Gilbert Wiles; Figure on a River Bank
11 Jul 2021
Sold for ZAR 11 139
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Walter Gilbert Wiles; Road through the Trees
7 Jun 2021
Sold for ZAR 10 553
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Walter Gilbert Wiles; Cattle on a Country Road
7 Jun 2021
Sold for ZAR 11 725
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Walter Gilbert Wiles; Walking home at Sunset
29 Mar 2021
Sold for ZAR 11 139
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Walter Gilbert Wiles; Figure Collecting Firewood
22 Feb 2021
Sold for ZAR 3 752
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Walter Gilbert Wiles; Figure at a Stream
7 Sep 2020
Sold for ZAR 4 925
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Walter Gilbert Wiles; Sunset over the Water
1 Jun 2020
Sold for ZAR 35 175
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Walter Gilbert Wiles; Mouth of the Kariega from Kenton Beach
1 Jun 2020
Sold for ZAR 3 401
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT