Head of a Girl – Erik Laubscher

Featured here is a 1953 portrait by Erik Laubscher titled ‘Head of a Girl’.

Laubscher trained in London (1947-1949) and Paris (1950-1951). His decision to move his studies from London to Paris proved fortuitous on two fronts. It was in Paris that he met his future wife, the artist, Claude Bouscharain, also newly enrolled at the Academie de Montmartre after four years in New York.

Known for his straightforward no nonsense approach to life, Laubscher endeavoured to pursue Bouscharain in very poor French. Bouscharain, charmed by his determination, was able to respond in perfect English and the two married the following year in Cape Town…