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Cohen (Morris)

ANTON VAN WOUW (Signed by the artist and the author)

Published: Radford, Adlington, Ltd., Johannesburg, 1938

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Sculptor of South African life

With a foreword by the Hon. Jan H. Hofmeyr

44 pages, frontispiece portrait, 19 full page illustrations, rebound in half black leather with red leather boards, titled gilt on the spine with gilt decoration, the leather is slightly scuffed, patterned end papers, the author’s book plate on the front paste down end paper, a very good copy.

Signed by Anton Van Wouw and Morris Cohen on the title page.

Anton Van Wouw: A great deal of his work, although representational, captures the rugged and emotional essence of his subjects. One of his most notable pieces of work is the figure of a woman used in the Women’s Monument near Bloemfontein. He collaborated on this with the architect Frans Soff. He also portrayed indigenous peoples and among these smaller sculptures some of his finest work can be found. They are much less formal than his larger work and are appealing in their vivid and lifelike facial expressions.

  • Overall Condition: A Very Good Copy
  • Size: 8vo (200 x150mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Paul Mills
  • Country: South Africa
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  • Trade Associations: ABA - ILAB, SABDA

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