PETER ELLIOTT - Nita Spilhaus by Peter Elliott
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Nita Spilhaus (1878–1967) and her artist friends in the Cape in the early twentieth century

Timed to coincide with the first-ever comprehensive exhibition of this painter’s work, which opens at the Sanlam Art Gallery in Cape Town on 8 September 2015, this publication will delight art lovers and provide insight into an important period in the development of art in the Cape.



 Nita Spilhaus 1878-1967 - R 349.00


In this authoritative survey, the author captures the atmosphere of the time. He draws on the characterful diaries of the cartoonist, D.C. Boonzaier, and contemporary anecdotes about Nita’s contemporaries, their studios, exhibitions and social gatherings. Most importantly, he provides a lens through which readers may look closely at the paintings and their detail. The book includes 123 photographs, including 50 colour plates of Nita Spilhaus’s work.

Soft Cover Standard Edition RRP R399.00 incl VAT /  PRINT MATTERS R349.00

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about the author - Peter Elliott

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Peter Elliott is a great-nephew of Nita Spilhaus and grew up in the Cape surrounded by Nita’s paintings and sketches. His intimate knowledge and unique access to collectors of the artist’s work has enabled him to present the very best of Nita’s art and her artistic themes.