Anton van Wouw en vroee Johannesburg

Show simple item record Duffey, Alexander Edward 2010-10-21T13:24:00Z 2010-10-21T13:24:00Z 2010-10 2002
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dc.description.abstract This essay attempts to reconstruct the ten missing years in the life of the well-known South African sculptor, Anton van Wouw, from the end of the Anglo-Boer War to the end of 1910 when he received the commission to make the Women's Memorial in Bloemfontein. These years were characterized by his co-operation with the English architect, Frank Emley, and through him with the mining magnates of early Johannesburg, especially with Lionel and Florence Phillips, who became his patrons and promoted his art in South Africa and overseas. In all the biographies on this artist, which were mainly written by Afrikaner sympathizers, these years were omitted because it would have tarnished Van Wouw's image as the foremost sculptor of Afrikaner life if his supporters had known that he had collaborated with what they considered to be the "enemy" shortly after the Anglo-Boer War. This collaboration was, however, very lucrative and helped him not only to establish himself as an architectural sculptor of note, but also furnished him with the means to devote four years of his life entirely to his art. en_US
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dc.format.extent 17 pages en_US
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dc.identifier.citation Duffey, EA 2002, 'Anton van Wouw en vroee Johannesburg.' South African Journal of Art History, vol. 17, pp. 23-39. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0258-3542
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Art Historical Work Group of South Africa en_US
dc.rights Art Historical Work Group of South Africa en_US
dc.subject Architecture en_US
dc.subject Van Wouw, Anton, 1862-1945 en_US
dc.subject National Women's Memorial en_US
dc.subject Emley, Frank, 1861-1938 en_US
dc.subject South African art en_US
dc.subject South African sculpture en_US
dc.subject South African artists en_US
dc.subject Anglo-Boer War en_US
dc.subject History of Johannesburg en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Art -- South Africa -- History en
dc.subject.lcsh Scupture -- South Africa -- History en
dc.subject.lcsh Sculptors -- South Africa -- History en
dc.subject.lcsh Van Wouw, Anton, 1862-1945 en
dc.title Anton van Wouw en vroee Johannesburg en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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