Modern, Post-War and Contemporary Art

Online-Only Auction, 14 - 25 April 2022

South African Art at the Venice Biennale
About the Session

This Venice Biennale-themed session in Strauss & Co's April online-only auction is timed to coincide with the launch of the 59th edition of the Venice Biennale in late April, and Strauss & Co’s sponsorship of the African Art in Venice Forum 2022 at Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal on 20 and 21 April. This session divulges the history of the Venice Biennale and South African art, as the art world converges on Venice. South Africa first became part of the Venice Biennale more than seventy years ago. The cordial relationship between Italy and South Africa over this period has nurtured international support for artists and art organisations in this country and continues to develop today.

  • Jean Welz; Portrait of Edna Retief
  • Jean Welz; Portrait of Edna Retief
  • Jean Welz; Portrait of Edna Retief
  • Jean Welz; Portrait of Edna Retief
  • Jean Welz; Portrait of Edna Retief

Lot Estimate
ZAR 18 000 - 24 000

About this Item

South African 1900-1975
Portrait of Edna Retief

signed, dated 62, and inscribed with the title

oil on paper
59 by 79cm excluding frame; 84 by 64,5 by 4cm including frame


Jean Welz exhibited at the Venice Biennale, South African Pavilion in 1952.

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