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Hussem W.F.K.  | 'Willem' Frans Karel Hussem | Paintings offered for sale | Composition, oil on canvas 113.0 x 130.0 cm, signed on the reverse and dated '58 on the reverse
Hussem W.F.K.  | 'Willem' Frans Karel Hussem | Paintings offered for sale | Composition, oil on canvas 113.0 x 130.0 cm, signed on the reverse and dated '58 on the reverse

Willem Hussem

Composition
oil on canvas 113.0 x 130.0 cm, signed on the reverse and dated '58 on the reverse

This framed painting is for sale.

Price: 38,000

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Provenance: Galerie Nouvelles Images, Den Haag; coll. Ton Berends.
Literature: C. Cramer, 'Willem Hussem. De kracht van de penseelstreek', Utrecht 1984, pag. 59 (met afb.); H. Steenbruggen, 'Willem Hussem, tussen schrift en leegte', Eindhoven 1994, pag. 80, afb. 66 (in kleur).
Exhibited: Venetië, XXX Biennale, 1960.

The Hague artist Willem Hussem initially painted naturalist landscapes and still lifes, During an extended stay in France, from 1933 to 1936, he met Picasso and became acquainted with indigenous art, the influences of which are visible in his work from about 1940 on. It was from the same period that his work is marked by abstraction and experimentation. During the fifties calligraphy became a major inspirational source for the painter. This led initially to all kinds of expressive forms and later, in the sixties, to balanced compositions of lines, colours and forms against a monochrome background. In 1949, as a Hague painter, Hussem joined the Amsterdam artists’ society Vrij Beelden (Free Images), which in 1955 became Liga Nieuw Beelden (New Images Alliance). In 1960 he joined the Hague painting group Fugare, whose members were against the ‘arbitrary’ aspect of Abstract Expressionism as practised, for instance, by the Cobra group. Artistically speaking, Hussem’s most productive years were the late nineteen fifties and early sixties.


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