Ann Palmer

Ann Palmer

Ann Palmer is a stalwart of South Africa’s art and auction industry. She closely worked with industry doyen Stephan Welz for three decades and possesses considerable knowledge and insight into the auction business in South Africa. Ann immigrated to South Africa in 1964, and began her career by working for various art galleries in the

Dr Alastair Meredith

Alastair Meredith

Alastair Meredith (b.1984, Johannesburg) is passionate auctioneer with extensive scholarly knowledge of early twentieth-century South African painting and British paintings. A skilled communicator, he has delivered numerous public lectures and also conducted many auctions. After completing his Bachelor of Arts (Art History and English Literature) at the University of Edinburgh, Alastair attended Cambridge University where he

Wilhelm van Rensburg

Wilhelm van Rensburg

Wilhelm van Rensburg (b.1958, Johannesburg) is a prolific champion of art whose output marries scholarly research and critical writing with curating. He has organised important exhibitions for Irma Stern, Judith Mason, JH Pierneef and, most recently, Christo Coetzee. After completing his Bachelor of Arts at the University of Johannesburg in 1981, Wilhelm began teaching at

Marion Dixon

Marion Dixon

Marion Dixon possesses that rare combination of extensive corporate experience and practical expertise in art collecting and curating. After a successful 25-year career as a corporate communication and public relations specialist, Marion completed a Master’s degree in art history (awarded with distinction) at the University of the Witwatersrand, in 2009. Her research, supervised by Professor

Kirsty Colledge

Kirsty Colledge

Kirsty Rich Colledge is a passionate champion of painting, a dynamic medium that remains the foundation of Strauss & Co’s business. Her training as a painter has gifted her with unique insights and familiarity with the medium. Her love and knowledge of paint, in particular its tactility and varied applications, are important skills in handling

Ian Hunter

Ian Hunter

Ian Hunter commenced his career in the art world with two years at the Ann Bryant National Gallery in East London.  He has built his reputation as a knowledgeable South African art specialist through nine years’ experience as Senior Painting Specialist at Stephan Welz & Co in association with Sotheby’s.  He played a significant role

Matthew Partridge

Matthew Partridge

Matthew Partridge (b. 1982 Pietermaritzburg) brings with him a keen interest in contemporary South African art which is revealed by his diverse background in the field. After completing his Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in English Literature and Art History at The University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, he began working as an art critic for the Mail

Jean le Clus-Theron

Jean le Clus-Theron

Jean le Clus-Theron (b. 1983, Johannesburg) represents a new wave of enthusiasm for South African art that is steering Strauss & Co into the future. After completing her Bachelor of Arts (Graphic Design) at North-West University, Potchefstroom, Jean studied art history at an honours-level, her degree awarded with distinction.  Following a year of travel and