Transcending Boundaries: International Modern and Contemporary Art

Live Virtual Auction, 25 October 2023

International Modern and Contemporary Art

Sold for

ZAR 14 070
Lot 1
  • Merlyn Evans; Natal Landscape
  • Merlyn Evans; Natal Landscape
  • Merlyn Evans; Natal Landscape


Lot Estimate
ZAR 8 000 - 12 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 14 070

About this Item

British 1910-1973
Natal Landscape

dated circa 1940 and inscribed with the artist's name on the reverse

watercolour on card
37 by 53,5cm excluding frame; 57,5 by 72,5 by 4,5cm including frame

Notes

The present lot was created by the artist while living in Heartly Road, Durban, Natal.

Merlyn Evans was a British painter, printmaker, and sculptor who worked in Cubism, Abstraction, and Surrealism. He was born in Cardiff, Wales and grew up in Glasgow, Scotland. Evans studied at the Glasgow School of Art from 1927 to 1931 and then at the Royal College of Art in London from 1932 to 1934. He travelled extensively in Europe, including to France, Germany, Denmark, and Italy, and met extraordinary artists like Piet Mondrian, Wassily Kandinsky, Alberto Giacometti, and Max Ernst. In 1936, he exhibited at the International Surrealist Exhibition in London. Evans lived in Durban between 1938 and 1942, where he taught at the Natal Technical College. During World War II, he served first in the South African Army and then the British Army; experiences that would strongly influence his later art. Returning to London after the war, he held his first substantial solo show at the Leicester Galleries in 1949 and the Whitechapel Gallery held a retrospective of his work in 1956. Evans taught painting at the Royal College of Art from 1965 until his death.

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