03 Nadine Gordimer – Marriages

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Nadine married Gerald Gavron, who worked as a local dentist, in 1949. Together they had a daughter Oriane who was born in 1950. Nadine and Gerald divorced after three years. In 1954, Nadine married Reinhold Cassirer, a highly respected German art dealer and collector. He established the Sotheby’s South Africa; a fine art auction house now known as Stephan Welz & Co. and eventually ran his own gallery. Their wonderful marriage led to the birth of their son Hugo in 1955, who later became a film maker based in New York and has three children. Hugo collaborated with his mother on two documentaries. Reinhold died in 2001 due to emphysema.

Nadine And Hugo

Nadine And Reinhold

Reinhold Casassier