An extremely scarce copy of Meintjes superb \"monography\" of Laubser\'s development as an artist, with notes on her influences, such as Henri Matisse, André Derain, etc... and the particular influence of the South African lifestyle on the development of her work, written entirely in Afrikaans, 47pp., 30 illustrations (three in full colour, tipped-in). NOTE: Johannes Meintjes: 1940: an exhibition of Maggie Laubser\'s work evoked his ardent admiration; he wrote a fan-letter to her and a close friendship developed. 1944: at the age of 21, Johannes Meintjies published a book on Maggie Laubser; his first exhibitions caused a stir in Johannesburg and Cape Town. [source:http://www.arcyart.com/sah-meintjies.htm] The fame he enjoyed as a 21 year old artist is unequalled in the South African history of art. He was a contemporary of, and had friendships with the likes of Rosa Nepgen, Hermien Dommisse, Walter Battiss and Alexis Preller, Hubert du Plessis, NP van Wyk Louw, May Hillhouse, Cecil Higgs and Nerine Desmond, and in 1944 exhibited with Gerard Sekoto, Jean Welz and Maud Sumner.[source: http://www.kotzekuns.co.za/index.php?id=115] This copy bears the signature of \"Doris Slavin\" at the top of the f.p.e-p. and \"SLAVIN\" written below the title on the front cover. Book condition: the original linen boards are browned and worn, some splitting to the front exterior hinge, corners bumped, spine worn. The end-papers are in good condition, though somewhat browned due to age, and the text and images are in good condition, with occasional finger smudges in the margins; bookseller sticker at lower corner of f.p.e-p. (Van Schaik Boekhandel, Pretoria). An extra coloured plate of the painting \"Vissershuisie\" (p.38) has been loosely inserted.
- Jacket Condition: no jacket
- Binding Condition: Good
- Overall Condition: Good (cover worn)
- Size: Royal Quarto (240x320)