Charles Gassner

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Medium: gouache

Size: frame 81.5 x 100.5cm
image 53.5 x 74cm

Title: untitled landscape

Born in the Netherlands, Charles Gassner (1915-1977) was a painter of both abstract and figurative subjects. Gassner arrived in South Africa in 1948 after studying art in The Hague and Berlin.  In the early 1950s spent three years in Australia before returning to South Africa.  In these early years Gassner was mainly a painter of figures within interiors using oil as his preferred medium. By the end of the 1950s he was living in London and spent some time as a tutor at Camberwell. By this time Gassner’s work was predominately, but not exclusively, abstract.  Thereafter he returned to South Africa but a body of his work remained in the UK.
Gassner was one of a group of talented artists working in the very distinctive South African school of representational abstraction, during what has become termed as the Isolation Years. The work of South African abstract artists from this period is experiencing renewed interest and is considered to be one of the most important in South African art history. Interest in Gassner’s work is steadily growing. 

Price: R15 000.00

Charles Gassner

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Medium: gouache and chalk

Size: frame 70 x 102.5cm
image: 58 x 90cm

Title: untitled abstract

Born in the Netherlands, Charles Gassner (1915-1977) was a painter of both abstract and figurative subjects. Gassner arrived in South Africa in 1948 after studying art in The Hague and Berlin.  In the early 1950s spent three years in Australia before returning to South Africa.  In these early years Gassner was mainly a painter of figures within interiors using oil as his preferred medium. By the end of the 1950s he was living in London and spent some time as a tutor at Camberwell. By this time Gassner’s work was predominately, but not exclusively, abstract.  Thereafter he returned to South Africa but a body of his work remained in the UK.
Gassner was one of a group of talented artists working in the very distinctive South African school of representational abstraction, during what has become termed as the Isolation Years. The work of South African abstract artists from this period is experiencing renewed interest and is considered to be one of the most important in South African art history. Interest in Gassner’s work is steadily growing. 

Price: R15 000.00

Fred Page (1908 – 1984)

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Medium: linocut

Size: frame 48 x 69cm
image :33 x 38cm

Title: untitled, fragments of a city

Date: c. 1980

Original linocut by Fred Page. Part of the series called Fragments of a City that were produced by Joe Wolpe for Page. This unsigned print is one of a few extras that were produced and were acquired by the previous owner from Wolpe.

Fred Page (1908 – 1984)

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Medium: linocut

Size: frame 56 x 53cm
image :25 x 26.5cm

Title: untitled, fragments of a city

Date: c. 1980

Original linocut by Fred Page. Part of the series called Fragments of a City that were produced by Joe Wolpe for Page. This unsigned print is one of a few extras that were produced and were acquired by the previous owner from Wolpe.

Wopko Jensma (1939 – ?)

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Medium: screenprint 4/4

Size: frame 110 x 77cm
image 54.5 x 37cm

Date: 1970

Wopko Pieter JENSMA was born 26th July, 1939, Ventersdorp in the Transvaal.Matriculated at Middelburg Hoërskool, enrolled for study at the Universities of Pretoria in 1960 (BA Fine Arts (1964, incomplete) and attended University of Potchefstroom (1965-1967); translator for APB Publishers, Johannesburg (1965-1967); 1967 taught at a school in Serowe, Botswana, later became Head of Graphics Section of Department of Information,Gaborone.
Wrote poetry in English and Afrikaans; published anthologies “Sing for our execution” (1974), “Where White is the Colour, Where Black is the Number”, (1974) and Have You Seen my Clippings” (1977) Taught art at the Open School, Johannesburg, during the 1980s. Disappeared without trace after August, 1993.
Jensma’s writing deals with issues of identity relating to race and class within the context of apartheid in South Africa in the 1970’s. His poetry harnesses the signatures of jazz , concrete poetry, the avant-garde and African dance forms.

Price: R14 000.00

Wopko Jensma: Monotype

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Monotype in red, signed JW ’74.
Size: frame: 77 x 110cm
image: 57 x 89cm

Wopko Pieter JENSMA was born 26th July, 1939, Ventersdorp in the Transvaal.Matriculated at Middelburg Hoërskool, enrolled for study at the Universities of Pretoria in 1960 (BA Fine Arts (1964, incomplete) and attended University of Potchefstroom (1965-1967); translator for APB Publishers, Johannesburg (1965-1967); 1967 taught at a school in Serowe, Botswana, later became Head of Graphics Section of Department of Information,Gaborone.
Wrote poetry in English and Afrikaans; published anthologies “Sing for our execution” (1974), “Where White is the Colour, Where Black is the Number”, (1974) and Have You Seen my Clippings” (1977) Taught art at the Open School, Johannesburg, during the 1980s. Disappeared without trace after August, 1993.
Jensma’s writing deals with issues of identity relating to race and class within the context of apartheid in South Africa in the 1970’s. His poetry harnesses the signatures of jazz , concrete poetry, the avant-garde and African dance forms.

Price: R14 000.00