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Ab Knupkerartist • painter • watercolourist • draughtsmanRotterdam 1927

biography of Albertus Gerardus 'Ab' Knupker

The Rotterdam resident Ab Knupker is best known as a painter of still life, portraits and landscapes. In 1943 he started his studies at the Academie van Beeldende Kunsten in Rotterdam, which was rudely cut short by his deportation as a forced labourer to Germany. When he returned to Rotterdam in 1945, he continued his education at the academy where he carefully learned to draw still lifes and models. Knupker started out as a realist, but after his studies he developed in the direction of surrealism. His patient way of working and the fascination for the materials he worked with resulted in beautiful still lifes and portraits. From the early 1970s, he also made series of drawings and watercolours with a politically critical character.

previously for salepaintings, watercolours and drawings by Ab Knupker

Ab Knupker | Still life with a frog, oil on canvas, 40.0 x 30.2 cm, signed l.l.

Ab Knupker

painting • previously for sale

Still life with a frog

Ab Knupker | Ballerinas, oil on canvas, 40.3 x 30.7 cm, signed on the reverse

Ab Knupker

painting • previously for sale


Ab Knupker | Resting ballerina, chalk and gouache on paper, 28.5 x 40.7 cm, signed l.l. and dated '61

Ab Knupker

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

Resting ballerina

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