Diederick Düring


1917 - 1991



Paintings, mixed media














































George Diederick Düring in 1964

(photograph © Coen C Oosthuysen, Johannesburg)








Brief C.V.


George Diederick Düring was born on 8th January, 1917, in Roodepoort, educated at King Edward VII School in Johannesburg, matriculated in 1933. After a short trip to Europe, he studied at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, obtaining in 1940 his BA LLB, then joined his father’s law office for two years; he married Theresa Weber in 1943; from 1944 studied art under Maurice van Essche at the Witwatersrand Technical College, moved to The Strand in the Cape for 2 years, returning to Florida near Johannesburg in 1948.

Diederick Düring died on 6th August, 1991.





Selected Exhibitions


1947 Bothner’s Gallery, Cape Town (opened by Adv. A.H. Broeksma) (1st solo)

1951 Whippman’s Gallery, Johannesburg (29th August)

1952 Whippman’s Gallery, Johannesburg (22nd September) (opened by Anna Neethling-Pohl)

1953 Whippman’s Gallery, Johannesburg (opened by Adv. I.A. Maisels, Q.C.)

1954 H.A.U.M. Gallery, Cape Town (March)

1954 Whippman’s Gallery, Johannesburg (13th October)

1964 Gallery 101, Rand Central, Johannesburg (19th October) (opened by W. Glosauer, Consul-General of Germany in Johannesburg)

1965 SA Association of Arts, Pretoria (February/March) (opened by A.J. Koen)

1965 Gallery 101, Rand Central, Johannesburg (15th November) (opened by H.R. Corbett, Head-Master of King Edward VII School, Johannesburg)

1966 Gallery 101, Rand Central, Johannesburg (11th October)

1967 SA Association of Arts, Pretoria (17th April)

1968 Gallery 101, Rand Central, Johannesburg (24th April)

1971 Gallery 101, Hollard Street, Johannesburg (25th November)

1972 Gallery 101, Hollard Street, Johannesburg (23rd November)





Included in


1956, 1960, 1964 Quadrennial of SA Art

1966 Republic Festival Exhibition, Pretoria

1969 Quinquennial of South African Art

1981 Republic Festival Exhibition, Cape Town






Selected Works












































“Ploughed field with windmill” – oil – 64x80 cm





Selected Press Publicity


Die Brandwag – 31st August, 1951 (“Ek besoek Düring: een van ons menslike kunstenaars”) (Ulrich Stark)

Sarie Marais – 23rd July, 1952 (“Hy verkies die Esel”) (Manena Bothma)

Vaderland, Johannesburg – 31st August, 1951


+ innumerable press reviews


 „Die Hedendaagse Skilderkuns in Suid-Afrika“ (Prof. Dr HM van der Westhuysen) – Ons Erfdeel 1962 Nr 3 Skilderkuns p47

"South African Artists 1900-1962" (Harold Jeppe) (Afrikaanse Pers Boekhandel), 1963

ARTLOOK 5, Johannesburg – 1967 Vol I No V – March/April, p. 3 ill

"Art & Artists of South Africa" (Berman) (Balkema), 1983, pp. 121/122 (ill.) – ISBN 0 86961 144 5

"150 South African Paintings Past and Present" (Alexander / Cohen) (Struikhof), 1990, plate 81, p. 105 - ISBN 0 947458 25 5














































“Fishermen”, 1959 - oil on board – 60x71 cm - plate 81

Coll. University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (The Schlesinger South African Art Collection donation in 1979) (S/59/4)



„The Dictionary of South African Painters and Sculptors including Namibia“ (Ogilvie / Graff) (Everard Read), 1988 – ISBN 0 620 12663 9 – listed on p.193







Selected works on auction





























“Wheat harvesters” – acrylic/board – 39.5x52 cm

Auctioned by Strauss & Co., Johannesburg – 20th May, 2013 – Lot 35


























































Two Screenshots of Paintings by Diederick Düring sold over the years by Strauss & Co., Johannesburg and Cape Town






























































Web Reference




"Diederick Düring (1917-1991) - 'n Ywerige verkenner op soek na 'n outentieke stem" deur Amanda Botha 2010-12-07
























“Bo-Kaap met ‘n blik op Leeukop” 1970s – oil/board




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