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1927 - 22 March 2013
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SOME REFERENCE PUBLICATIONS
South African Artists -- Harold Jeppe
Art & Artists of South Africa -- Esme Berman
Story of South African Art --- Esme Berman
Our Art No. 3, LANTERN.
20th Century South African ART
Oxford Companion to Art [ under S.A.]
Oxford Companion to 20th Century Art [ under S.A.]
Art Look - September 1967.
South African Painting & Sculpture 1970
Bibliografie Suid-Afrikaanse Kunstenaars 1986
Looking At South African Art 1985
Deon Viljoen writes,” Over the past fifty years Erik Laubscher has established himself not only as South Africa’s foremost post-war landscape painter but also as a prominent art educator, administrator and a defender of artists’ rights and the validity of modern art against indifference.
Erik’s signature works are based on the landscapes of the Boland, Overberg, Kouebokkeveld, the Karoo and Namibia which he has consistently scrutinized, deciphered and interpreted to capture both the underlying structure and the psychology of the land..”
Melvyn Minnaar writes, “ Erik Laubscher is a part of local culture history. It is a special, well-deserved place which did not always allow due recognition for his best art – including some of the most magnificent landscapes of the Western Province, rarely recorded by others.”
Laubscher’s achievements rewarded him with a Carnegie Study Grant to the USA in 1966. The Cape Arts Medal 1972, S.A.Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns – Besondere Erepenning vir Skilderkuns 1990, the Tercentenary Foundation Award for Outstanding contributions to the Visual arts 1994.
Laubscher founded the Ruth Prowse School of Art in 1970 and retired as principal at the end of 1995.
He is married to artist Claude Bouscharain
Exhibitions since 1951,Solo exhibition in Gallery Motte, Geneva, Switzerland. Large exhibition of contemporary ITALIAN ART at the S. A. National Gallery gave impetus to identifying with abstract and non-figurative concepts that had begun to occupy my thinking. e.g. VEDOVA and PRAMPOLINI. Works selected for Sao Paulo Bienal.Accepted for a Carnegie Grant to study art movements in the U.S.A.First South African artist to receive this grant.1972.. Awarded the CAPE ARTS Medal by the S.A.A.A. for SERVICES TO ART.
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