Master Sculptor, Tienie Pritchard

The book about MASTER SCULPTOR TIENIE PRITCHARD, one of South Africa’s best known and acknowledged contemporary sculptors, is now available.

Author Elna Pritchard, wife and lifelong companion, has written an informative narrative about his life and work.

214 pages in full colour promise to captivate the reader from start to end. This art publication is the story of an artist’s LIFE- LONG commitment to pursue what he believes in and to prove that he can succeed, against all odds. INSPIRATION FOR ONE AND ALL.

Tienie Pritchard has been honoured by an Art Museum, exclusively featuring a substantial collection of his work.

In the early 1970’s, Tienie became a household name because of the controversy evoked by his nude group “Life Cycle”, which had been commissioned by the old NP government. The media followed his every move and he became the subject of hundreds of news paper reports and magazine articles. This publication tells the story from Tienie’s own perspective. Being in constant media spotlight for a period of four years, opened many doors and established him as a sculptor of note.

The bronzes created by Tienie Pritchard will outlive all of us. Although each and every one of these bronzes tells its own story and does not need a guide how to interpret it, this publication endeavours to give a holistic view of Tienie Pritchard’s whole oeuvre.

It also documents the environment he worked in and tells the story of his passion to sculpt the nude – albeit that it created his controversial profile. Sharing my life with Tienie Pritchard meant sharing his ideals, his triumphs and his disappointments. It was thus a personal and compelling goal to document the story behind the legacy of this artist, whom I respect and love as my husband.

Elna Pritchard


270 copies were printed, all numbered and signed by sculptor Tienie Pritchard and author Elna Pritchard.

Bound in hard cover with 214 pages in full colour, richly illustrated.
Dimensions of Standard Edition: 25 cm x 35 cm

Price: R1 000,00 per copy



21 copies were printed and bound in blue leather.

The leather jacket contains a sculpture relief specially sculpted for this edition of the book. The sculpture is numbered out of a limited series of 21 and signed by Tienie Pritchard.

All copies of this edition are numbered and signed by sculptor Tienie Pritchard and author Elna Pritchard.
Each copy is packed in a brown leather box.

214 pages in full colour, richly illustrated.

Dimensions of Collector’s Edition: 25 cm x 35 cm
Dimensions of leather box: 27 cm x 37 cm

Price: R15 000,00 per copy