FRANCOIS ROUX

A R E T R O S P E C T I V E E X H I B I T I O N

Born in 1927 in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), Francois Roux showed natural artistic talent from an early age. After studying at the Royal Academy of Art in London in the late 1940s Roux returned to Zimbabwe to nurse his ailing parents. In 1967 he moved to Cape Town where he lived until his death in 2013. Perhaps a result of growing up on a farm, Roux loved the outdoors and dedicated his life to painting the mountains, rocks, sand dunes and trees. His distinct abstraction of subject matter, use of bright, jewel-like colour and the love of natural subjects would be the qualities that Roux would pursue, explore and interrogate for the duration of his life and career. He never wavered from this artistic vision; he chose to hone what he believed in, rather than to keep up with international art trends. This is made apparent in this large exhibition of work where you can see the same artistic exploration and curiosity in the brush strokes of a boyhood self-portrait, as you can in his colossal landscapes, as you can in his final painting of a wild, turbulent sea.


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ROCKWELL FARM RIVER

68 x 98cm

Signed and dated '61

Oil on Board

Private Collection

AURORA

100 x 130cm

Signed and dated '05

Oil on Canvas

R 40 000

THE QUEEN'S BLOCK HOUSE

55 x 70cm

Signed and dated '84

Oil on Canvas

R 22 000

UNTITLED (ABSTRACT LANDSCAPE WITH ALOE)

31.5 x 36.5cm

Oil on Canvas

R 8 400

UNTITLED (THE OLD WAGON)

64.5 x 91cm

Signed and dated '84

Oil on Canvas

R 18 000

WHITE SAND, ROOTS

49 x 59cm

Signed and dated '88

Oil on Canvas

R 14 000

TANGLED TREE

34 x 45cm

Signed and dated '76

Oil on Board

R 12 000

UNTITLED

55 x 75cm

Signed and dated '83

Oil on Canvas

R 16 000 - reserved

HERMANUS, GROTTO BAY

49.5 x 59.5cm

Signed and dated '09

Oil on Canvas

R16 000

STADSAL CAVE, CEDERBERG

45.5 x 60cm

Signed and dated '04

Oil on Board

R 18 000

TREE STUMPS, RONDEBOSCH COMMON

42 x 70.5cm

Signed and dated '84

Oil on Canvas

R 12 000

FALLEN LOGS ACROSS STREAM

69.5 x 89.5cm

Signed and dated '71

Oil on Canvas

R 18 000

LICHEN ON ROCKS

43 x 51.5cm

Signed and dated '91

Oil on Canvas

R 16 000

FARM IN UMTALI RHODESIA

41 x 69cm

Signed and dated '67

Oil on Canvas

R 18 000

VIEW OF DEVIL'S PEAK FROM 7 PARK ROAD

60.5 x 75.5cm

Signed and dated

Oil on Canvas

R 16 000 - SOLD

UNTITLED (STUDIO STILL LIFE)

39.5 x 60cm

Signed and dated '75

Oil on Canvas

R 12 000

STILL LIFE WITH MANNEQUIN

33.5 x 47.5cm

Signed and dated '84

Oil on Board

R 8000

WEAVING, LOOM

40 x 50cm

Signed and dated '75

Oil on Canvas

R 12 000

STILL LIFE, SHELLS I

16.5 22.5cm

Signed and dated '76

Oil on Panel

R 6 000

STILL LIFE, SHELLS II

15.5 x 29cm

Signed and dated '74

Oil on Panel

R 6 000

FARM SCENE

165 x 33cm

Inscribed with title and signed

Watercolour on paper

R 3 800

UNTITLED

37.5 x 55cm

Signed and dated '79

Watercolour on Paper

R 4 200

FARM, OX WAGON AND BARRELS

29 x 39.5cm

Signed and dated '57

Oil on Board

R 6 000

TREE AND ROCKSCAPE

27.5 x 41cm

Signed and dated '90

Ink on Paper

R 4 200

UNTITLED ( MOUNTAIN STUDY)

23.5 x 31cm

Signed and dated '81

Pencil & Chalk on Paper

R 3 600

PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG MAN

50.5 x 42.5cm

Signed and dated '60

Oil on Canvas

R 16 000 - reserved

STEPS TO OLIVE GROVE

53 x 32cm

Signed and dated '08

Oil on Board

R 12 000

GREY GORGE, ROCKS, YELLOW TREE

64 x 49cm

Signed and dated '95

Oil on Canvas

R 18 000

UNTITLED

53 x 36.5cm

Signed and dated 2000

Watercolour on Paper

R 6 200

THE GREAT HOUSE, ESSEX

48.5 x 40.5cm

Signed

Oil on Canvas

R 6 000

BAOBAB

58.5 x 88.5cm

Signed and dated '97

Oil on Canvas

Private Collection.