Portrait of Sarah Briana Amshewitz, the artist's wife signed 'Amshewitz' (lower right) oil on canvas 94 x 63.5 cm. (37 x 25 in.)
Educated at the Royal Academy Schools in London, under such Royal Academicians as John Singer Sargent, Amshewitz moved to South Africa in 1916. In 1918, he married Sarah Briana Judes in Johannesburg. After his death, she went on to publish The Paintings of JH Amshewitz (London, 1951).