Important South African and International Art

Live Auction, 4 June 2018

Session One

Sold for

ZAR 125 180
Lot 118
  • Hannatjie van der Wat; Gateway

Lot Estimate
ZAR 80 000 - 120 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 125 180

About this Item

South African 1923-2020
signed and dated 67; inscribed with the artist's name and the title on the reverse
oil on board
120,5 by 90,5cm excluding frame


Studying under Maurice van Essche and Sidney Goldblatt in the early 1940s, Hannatjie van der Wat emerged in the 1960s to embrace abstraction. Moving through eras of abstract expressionism to analytical abstraction and then to geometric abstraction, the artist kept her use of vivid colours consistent throughout her work. Van der Wat’s work has attracted international attention, particularly in Brazil where she was honored twice by the Brazilian Academy of Fine Arts, and participated in the Brazilian Women’s Ten Women Award of 2006 in the Arts Category.


See Marelize van Zyl (2013). Hannatjie van der Wat, IN RETRO: Seventy-year career survey (1943 – 2013), Stellenbosch: SMAC Art Publishing

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