Jean Max Friedrich Welz (South African, 1900-1975) The adoration of the Magi 48 x 68.5 cm. (19 x 27
Lot 237
Jean Max Friedrich Welz (South African, 1900-1975) Abstracted figures 48 x 68.5 cm. (19 x 27 in.)
Sold for £5,760 (US$ 9,675) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Jean Max Friedrich Welz (South African, 1900-1975)
Abstracted figures
signed 'Jean Welz' and dated '59' (lower right)
oil on canvas
48 x 68.5 cm. (19 x 27 in.)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Purchased at the Lawrence Adler Galleries, Johannesburg, October 1959;
    Thence by direct descent to the current owner.

    Abstracted figures is a fine example of Welz's mature style: "The early Fifties were years in which Welz ventured further from objective realism and toward the realms of mystical abstraction...The late Fifties brought Welz close to absolute abstraction" (Esmé Berman, Art & Artists of South Africa, Cape Town, 1983, pg. 493).
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