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Hugo Naudé House
Worcester, Western Cape

Date:early C20
Client:Hugo Naudé
Street:115 Russell Street


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33°38'51.76" S 19°26'35.04" E Alt: 230m

Declared a National Monument in 1985, now a Provincial Heritage Site.

This impressive dwelling, which was erected during the first decade of the twentieth century by Hugo Naudé, the well-known artist, as home and studio, is predominantly in the neo-Classical idiom. He lived here until his death on 5 April 1941. In particular, the pedimented front gable is noteworthy.

The property was bought in 1943 by the Hugo Naudé Art Society, a group of admirers of the artist and his works formed after his death, to house the small collection of his works donated by his heirs, so inaugurating the Hugo Naudé Art Centre. This was relocated elsewhere and the Municipality restored the building and the collection returned there in 1979 (Berman 1983:218-219).

Writings about this entry

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. pg 218-219