ART ARCHIVES - SOUTH AFRICA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John DEWAR

 

1929 – 1998

 

Paintings, art criticism

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Dewar in 1986

illustrated in The Star Tonight, Johannesburg – 3rd Sept., 1986

 

 

 


 

 

 

Brief CV

 

 

John Harvey DEWAR was born 1929 in East London, South Africa; he attended school in Bulawayo and Grahamstown, started painting in 1944 after which he did 6 years of architectural work and study in East London and Cape Town before working his way on a ship to Britain; 1951-1952 he attended evening classes at the City & Guilds of London Art School and in Hampstead.

1975-1985 and from 1987, John DEWAR was an art critic for The Star newspaper in Johannesburg; he was also a theatre and radio critic. He lived in Westdene, Johannesburg, had 1 daughter and 2 sons.

 

As from 1956, John DEWAR participated in various group exhibitions in South Africa. He passed away on 20th May, 1998.

 

 

 


 

 

 

Selected Exhibitions

 

 

 

Adler Fielding Galleries, Johannesburg (“Artists of Fame & Promise”), 1960

 

Gallery 101 Johannesburg – 9th September, 1968 (1st solo show)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Tree composition” one of two works illustrated in ARTLOOK 21 Johannesburg – Vol. 2 No. 9, August 1968 p. 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Melville Place, Johannesburg (“The ten nights of the Comet”) – September, 1986

 

 

Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg – 14th November, 1990

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Still life”, 1990 – oil/board – 90x120 cm

 illustrated on invitation card to the November 1990 exhibition

 

 

 


 

 

 

Selected Works on auction

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Hibiscus Still Life” – acrylic on board – 120x150 cm

 

Straussonline, Johannesburg – 7th to 17th July, 2017 – Lot 222 - realized ZAR17'565 / CHF1'300

https://www.straussart.co.za/auctions/gallery/17-jul-2017

 

 

 


 

 

 

Selected Publications and Reviews

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Star, Johannesburg – 25th November, 1990 – as illustrated

 

“The Dictionary of South African Painters and Sculptors including Namibia“(Ogilvie / Graff) (Everard Read), 1988 – ISBN 0 620 12663 9 – listed on p. 172

 

The Star Tonight, Johannesburg – 3rd September, 1986, ill.

 

Art & Artists of South Africa (Esmé Berman) (Balkema), 1970 (revised ed.) 1983 – ISBN 0 86961 144 5 -   listed on p. 521

 

ARTLOOK 21 Johannesburg – Vol. 2 No. 9, August 1968 p. 2 ill

 

 

 


 

 

 

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