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Born: 1862 12 27
Died: 1945 07 30


Anton van Wouw was born in Driedergen, Netherlands in 1862. He is regarded as the father of South African sculpture. He decided to move to the developing city of Pretoria at the age of 28 and waited for ten years to receive his first commission. This was from financier Sammy Marks to create a monumental statue of Paul Kruger, which stands on Church Square.

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Books citing VAN WOUW

Bakker, Karel A, Clarke, Nicholas J. 2014. Eclectic ZA Wilhelmiens : A shared Dutch built heritage in South Africa. Pretoria: Visual Books. pp 81, 83, 196, 202

Crump, Alan & Van Niekerk, Raymund. 1988. Public sculptures & reliefs Cape Town. Cape Town: Clifton Publications. pp 29 (ill.), 32; 34;

Ploeger, Jan. 1994. Nederlanders in die Transvaal 1850-1950. Pretoria: Van Schaik. pp 140

Articles citing VAN WOUW

Unidentified. 1966. A Tribute to Norman Eaton.