Live Virtual Auction, 17 - 18 May 2021

Current Bid

Lot 208
Neil Rodger; The Champion

Lot Estimate
R 200 000 - 300 000
Current Bid
Starting at R 180 000 3 saved
Johannesburg Office
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About this Item

South African 1941-2013
The Champion
signed; inscribed with the artist's name, the title and the medium on an Everard Read label adhered to the reverse
oil on canvas
89 by 120cm excluding frame; 110 by 141 by 3cm including frame


The multi-award-winning artist Neil Rodger studied first at the Michaelis school of art at the University of Cape Town and later at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam. He travelled widely in the United Kingdom, Europe and the USA but lived much of his adult life in the Eastern Cape, teaching in the Fine Art departments at both Rhodes University, Grahamstown, and the Port Elizabeth Technical College. He was a member of the Grahamstown Group, founded in 1964 by Brian Bradshaw, the then head of the Fine Art Department at Rhodes, and he exhibited along with fellow members including Bradshaw, Robert Brooks, Hilary Graham and Noel Hodnett, among others. Rodger’s work resists easy classification – his oeuvre includes landscape, animal and figural studies, and his style ranges from naturalism to hyper-realism and surrealism. The pursuit of a universal and timeless harmony dominates his work throughout his career.

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