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VAN WOUW, Anton

Born: 1862 12 27
Died: 1945 07 30

Sculptor


Anton van Wouw was born in Driebergen, Netherlands in 1862. He is regarded as the father of South African sculpture. He decided to move to the developing city of Pretoria at the age of 28 and waited for ten years to receive his first commission. This was from financier Sammy Marks to create a monumental statue of Paul Kruger, which stands on Church Square.

See his houses 1913 and 1927. The last house in which he lived is now the Anton van Wouw Museum.

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Paul Kruger Statue: 1896 : 1899 : 1954. Central, Tshwane (Pretoria), Gauteng - Sculptor statue 1896 : 1899

Books citing VAN WOUW

Bakker, Karel A, Clarke, Nicholas J. 2014. Eclectic ZA Wilhelmiens : A shared Dutch built heritage in South Africa. Pretoria: Visual Books. pp 81, 83, 196, 202

Berman, Esmé. 1983. Art and artists of South Africa: An illustrated biographical dictionary and historical survey of painters, sculptors and graphic artists since 1875. Cape Town : Balkema. pp 3 ill, 37, 43, 67, 132, 138, 139,+ill, 176, 227, 237, 298, 312, 327, 344+ill, 345 ill, 372, 379, 380, 393, 394, 395+ill, 413 ill, 463 ill pop, 472472-473+ills, 484, 507, 514, 515

Crump, Alan & Van Niekerk, Raymund. 1988. Public sculptures & reliefs Cape Town. Cape Town: Clifton Publications. pp 29 (ill.), 32; 34;

Ogilvie, Grania & Graff, Carol. 1988. Dictionary of South African painters and sculptors, including Namibia. Johannesburg: Everard Read. pp 698-700 + ill

Ploeger, Jan. 1994. Nederlanders in die Transvaal 1850-1950. Pretoria: Van Schaik. pp 140

Articles citing VAN WOUW

Unidentified. 1966. A Tribute to Norman Eaton.