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 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.

 

As from 1956, John DEWAR participated in various group exhibitions in South Africa. He passed away on 18th 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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