Mosaics, all masterpieces, on the wall of the Airways Wing of the Cape Town Railway Station, designed by Samuel Jozua (Sam) Fourie (1919-2012), artist in the designing section of the The South African Railways, with the help of Miss Hilary Coetzee. The architects for the Cape Town station were father and son Alexander Stewart Cruickshank & Ian Grant Stewart Cruickshank, together with the Railway Administration's in-house architect Janos Lenard.

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Hans R van der Woude on September 19, 2013

The mosaics are designed by Samuel Jozua (Sam) Fourie (1919-2012), artist in the designing section of the The South African Railways, with the help of Miss Hilary Coetzee.

Samuel Jozua (Sam) Fourie was born in 1919 on a farm near Addo, about 60 miles from Port Elisabeth, next to the Addo Game reserve. He worked for the South African Railways for almost 46 years until his retirement in 1979. He died in an old age home in Knysna 2012 October.

Lit.: Before the Railways. Mosaics tell of leisurely days in Cape, published in The Star Johannesburg, wednesday november 24 1965, page 28.

Lit.: Transport history in mosaic. Cape Town retains link with the past, published in Rhodesia Railways Magazine of september 1966.

Lit.: Sam Fourie, een van die grotes, tijdschrift Spore, juli/augustus 1989.

https://www.facebook.com/samfourieartist

Hans R van der Woude on September 19, 2013

Janos Lenard was responsible for the design. He was the Chief Architect of the in-house Building Services section in the Chief Civil Engineer’s Department of the then South African Railways and Harbours (SAR&H). SAR&H was renamed ‘SA Transport Services’ in the 1980s then renamed ‘Transnet’ in April 1990. He returned to Hungary from Johannesburg approx 10 years ago.

Hans R van der Woude on September 19, 2013

Lit.: Cape Town's new Railway Station, by Laurie Wale, published in Architect and Builder Magazine July 1968.

Hans R van der Woude on September 19, 2013

http://www.artefacts.co.za

http://artdecobuildings.blogspot.nl/2011/03/baredna-cape-town.html

Hans R van der Woude on September 20, 2013

Murano Glass Works was started and run by a Venetian glass maker by the name of Mario Samassa in Johannesburg. He closed the company at least 25 years ago. After he retired he moved to Cape Town.

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