Posts Tagged ‘holland’

Artist of the moment…….Nicolaas Warb

 

Nicolaas Warb, also known as the Dutch artist Sophie Elisabeth Warburg, was an abstract painter and sculptor. Sophie Warburg was born in the year 1906.

The artist attended the Amsterdam Art Academy. She also studied on her own after moving to Paris, France in the late 1920s.

Nicolaas Warb vanished in 1957.

Price range information: The artist worked in oils, watercolors,  gouache, and sculpture with prices range from $3,000 to $40,000.

What an interesting story this artist had? Her abstract works remind me of another artist who moved to Paris to live, Shirley Jaffe. Both artists use innovative shapes and their compositions showed wonderful flowing lines.

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Artist of the moment…….Klaas Gubbels

Klaas Gubbels was born in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Gubbels is renowned for his favorite subject, teapots. The artist works in many sizes and even has made wonderful street art  and murals using his signature teapots.

Gubbels is based out of Arnhem, Netherlands.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

In this clip we visit the studio of Klaas Gubbels. The interview is in Dutch with English subtitles:

In this clip we visit a show from 2014:

What a great artist! Already the Netherlands have given us Delftware, now we have some wonderfully painted teapots in addition!

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Artist of the moment…… Johan Jongkind

Johan Jongkind was born in Lattrop,  Holland in the year 1819. Jongkind was a painter of landscapes. His style was Impressionist.

For his artistic education Jongkind attended the Academy of Art located in the Hague, Netherlands. He then relocated to Paris to learn from private lessons.

Many of Jongkind’s landscapes were of France and Holland. He would paint quick watercolour sketches on site. Once back in his studio the artist would use these to create his larger oil works.

In this clip a great selection of works by Johan Jongkind:

If you enjoy landscape works with low horizon lines make sure and check out artist Keith Jacobshagen. Jacobshagen has great design skills and he can take a small size canvas or paper and make it seem vast and endless.

Johan Jongkind passed away in 1891.

Jongkind is included in the Musee D’Orsay located in Paris, France.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

Artist of the moment……Cornelius Zitman

Cornelius Zitman is an  internationally acclaimed sculptor born on November 9th of the year 1926 in Leiden, The Netherlands. He just celebrated his 87th birthday a few weeks ago! Zitman’s family worked in the construction industry.

As a young man Zitman began lessons at the collegiate level when he was only fifteen years of age. Zitman enrolled at the Royal Academy of Fine Art located in the Hague. When he was finished with school it was mandatory he serve a few years in his countries military. Zitman disagreed with his countries ideas on what to do in Indonesia and fled Holland for Venezuela.

The artist found work as a draftsman for a construction company. He also found work in his new country as a furniture designer.

Cornelius Zitman also taught at the collegiate level at the Central University of Venezuela.

In this clip we visit a show featuring works of Cornelis Zitman:

During all this time he had continued to paint and began sculpting. Zitman would go on to win a National Award for Sculpture in 1951.

In the late 1950s Zitman decided to leave the rat race and give up business. He decided to just paint and sculpt and moved to the island of Grenada.  Grenada is a great country consisting of around 110,000 people on 133 square miles. Grenada is located in the south of the Caribbean Sea.

In many works Zitman uses the human female figure for a basic idea, then will transform it so it is more of a mythological creature. Many of these myths or creatures directly from the culture of Venezuela.

Zitman has been awarded many international awards in his home country and abroad.

Corenlius Zitman was given the Order of the Netherlands Lion. Its the highest award a non military person can receive in his home country of Holland.

Price range information: The artist has done works in graphite and ink starting around $3,000 up to larger sized bronzes which can reach as much as $700,000.

I love his interpretation of the female figure. Very expressive!

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