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Jacob Hendrik Pierneef

Jacob Hendrik Pierneef

South African | 1886 - 1957

Jacobus Hendrik Pierneef (usually referred to as Pierneef) was a South African landscape artist, generally considered to be one of the best of the old South African masters. His distinctive style is widely recognised and his work was greatly influenced by the South African landscape.

Most of his landscapes were of the South African highveld, which provided a lifelong source of inspiration for him. Pierneef's style was to reduce and simplify the landscape to geometric structures, using flat planes, lines and colour to present the harmony and order in nature. This resulted in formalised, ordered and often-monumental view of the South African landscape, uninhabited and with dramatic light and colour.

Pierneef's work can be seen worldwide in many private, corporate and public collections, including the Africana Museum, Durban Art Gallery, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum, Pierneef Museum and the Pretoria Art Gallery.

Information courtesy of Wikipedia

Auction Results

Jacob Hendrik Pierneef
The Close of Day, Erongo Mountains, S.W.A, signed and dated '36; signed, dated 1923, oil on canvas, 60 by 75cm

Estimate R2 000 000 - 3 000 000
SOLD: R2 617 400

Strauss & Co
JH Pierneef: En Route Auction July 2022
Jacob Hendrik Pierneef
Landscape With Trees Near Daspoort Pretoria, Oil, Signed & Dated '15, 50 x 75

Estimate R 650,000 - R 850,000
SOLD: R 620,000

5th Avenue Auctioneers
May 2021
Jacob Hendrik Pierneef
Baobabs, 1952, Oil on board, 44,5 by 59cm

Estimate R 2 500 000 - R3 000 000
SOLD: R 5 121 000

Strauss & Co
April 2021
Jacob Hendrik Pierneef
Die Wolk, signed and dated 1920, Oil on canvas, 89.5 by 58.5cm

Estimate R 2 200 000 - 2 800 000
SOLD: R 2 503 600

Strauss & Co
North/South Live Virtual Auction November 2020
Jacob Hendrik Pierneef
Bosveld, 1953

Estimate R 9 000 000 - R12 000 000
SOLD: R10 242 000

Strauss & Co
July 2020


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