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Wilfred Delporte

South African 1937- 


Wilfred Delporte was born in Kimberley in 1937. He trained originally as a woodwork teacher but after moving to Johannesburg in the 1960s began working for his uncle, who was a plumber. Delporte studied under Cecil Skotnes at the Polly Street Art Centre and produced sculpture in wood and metal. He participated in a number of exhibitions in South Africa and abroad, and his works Magnificent Flight and Birdman won awards at the Weld Art exhibition in Johannesburg in 1973, and the Afrox MetalArt exhibition in Durban in 1976, respectively. As a result of this success, Delporte received a scholarship to study at the Cardiff College of Fine Arts in Wales in 1976. His work frequently depicts growth forms and flight as metaphors for freedom and is represented in numerous private and public collections, including the William Humphreys Art Museum, Kimberley, the University of South Africa, Pretoria, and the University of Cardiff, Wales.


12 lots offered      50.00% sold      ZAR 147 286
 

Including Premium and VAT Results include Buyer's Premium and VAT
Wilfred Delporte; Bird II
6 Jul 2020
Sold for ZAR 29 313
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Wilfred Delporte; Bird III
6 Jul 2020
Sold for ZAR 29 313
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Wilfred Delporte; Bird I
8 Apr 2019
Sold for ZAR 17 588
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Wilfred Delporte; Supernova in Green
8 Apr 2019
Sold for ZAR 17 588
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Wilfred Delporte; Supernova in Blue
8 Apr 2019
Unsold
 
Wilfred Delporte; Outer Space/Supernova
4 Mar 2019
Unsold
 
Wilfred Delporte; Skyscape
4 Mar 2019
Unsold
 
Wilfred Delporte; The Flood
19 Nov 2018
Unsold
 
Wilfred Delporte; Supernova in Red
19 Nov 2018
Unsold
 
Wilfred Delporte; African Torso
12 Nov 2018
Sold for ZAR 19 346
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Wilfred Delporte; Morning
12 Nov 2018
Unsold
 
Wilfred Delporte; Flight Form
4 Jun 2018
Sold for ZAR 34 140
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT

Results in green indicate post sales.

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