ANTON VAN WOUW, the smaller works

: Duffey (A.E.)

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236 pp., illus., hardback, d.w., Pretoria, 2008

 

The Dutch-born sculptor Anton van Wouw (1862-1945) moved to South Africa at the age of 28. He is well-known for his large public sculptures such as the Kruger Monument in Pretoria, the Women and Children sculpture in the Voortrekker Monument and the Womens Monument in Bloemfonttein. He also produced smaller sculptures, including busts of many prominent Afrikaners: President Paul Kruger, President M.T.Steyn, General Koos de la Rey, General Louis Botha, General D.R.de Wet, General J.B.M.Hertzog, Piet Retief, Jan Hendrick Hofmeyr and Jopie Fourie, amongst others.

Alexander Duffet is currently head of Cultural Affairs at the University of Pretoria.