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Anton Rooskensartist • painter • watercolourist • draughtsmanHorst 1906-1976 Amsterdam

biography of Joseph Antoon 'Anton' Rooskens

Anton Rooskens had been working as an artist for some time when, in 1945, he made a radical turnabout and began working in a free, unfettered idiom. This led to him to joining the Netherlands Experimental Group and then the Cobra artists. Rooskens drew inspiration for his abstract expressionist pictures from ‘primitive’ African and pre-Columbian art, which had been discovered by many artists after the war. Thus, idols, masks, shields and typical African ornament can be found in nearly all his works of the forties and fifties, which are also dominated by a lively interplay of lines and liberal use of black.


previously for salepaintings, watercolours and drawings by Anton Rooskens


Anton Rooskens | 'Penthouse', oil on board, 100.5 x 121.5 cm, signed u.r. and dated '55

Anton Rooskens

painting • previously for sale

'Penthouse'

Anton Rooskens | A flower still life, oil on canvas, 114.4 x 104.5 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1942

Anton Rooskens

painting • previously for sale

A flower still life

Anton Rooskens | Abstract composition, gouache on paper, 42.8 x 22.0 cm, signed m.l. and dated '54

Anton Rooskens

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

Abstract composition

Anton Rooskens | Abstract composition, oil on canvas, 50.0 x 61.0 cm, signed u.r. and dated '51

Anton Rooskens

painting • previously for sale

Abstract composition

Anton Rooskens | Composition, oil on canvas, 59.0 x 78.5 cm, signed l.r. and dated '70

Anton Rooskens

painting • previously for sale

Composition

Anton Rooskens | Composition, oil on board, 80.0 x 100.0 cm, signed l.c. and dated '58

Anton Rooskens

painting • previously for sale

Composition

Anton Rooskens | Composition, gouache on paper laid down on board, 16.0 x 46.4 cm, signed l.r. and dated '56

Anton Rooskens

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

Composition

Anton Rooskens | Composition, oil on paper, 47.8 x 64.3 cm, signed l.r. and dated '64

Anton Rooskens

painting • previously for sale

Composition

Anton Rooskens | Composition with bird, gouache on paper, 48.7 x 63.8 cm, signed l.l. and dated '74

Anton Rooskens

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

Composition with bird

Anton Rooskens | Farmer and chicken, oil on canvas, 40.2 x 50.0 cm, signed u.r. and dated '72

Anton Rooskens

painting • previously for sale

Farmer and chicken

Anton Rooskens | Figure and bird, oil on paper laid down on canvas, 61.8 x 48.2 cm, signed u.r. and dated '61

Anton Rooskens

painting • previously for sale

Figure and bird

Anton Rooskens | Figure with birds, oil on canvas, 81.2 x 100.0 cm, signed l.r. and dated '71

Anton Rooskens

painting • previously for sale

Figure with birds

Anton Rooskens | Singing bird, gouache on paper, 64.2 x 49.0 cm, signed l.r. and dated '74

Anton Rooskens

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

Singing bird

Anton Rooskens | South Sea Motif, oil on canvas, 56.0 x 70.2 cm, signed u.l. and dated '51

Anton Rooskens

painting • previously for sale

South Sea Motif

Anton Rooskens | Spring, ink and gouache on paper, 64.7 x 49.7 cm, signed l.r. and dated '72

Anton Rooskens

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

Spring

Anton Rooskens | Untitled, oil on panel, 25.0 x 20.0 cm, signed l.l. and dated '74

Anton Rooskens

painting • previously for sale

Untitled

Anton Rooskens | Untitled, watercolour and gouache on paper, 37.5 x 50.5 cm, signed l.r. and painted '70

Anton Rooskens

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

Untitled

Anton Rooskens | Untitled, gouache on paper, 36.5 x 49.5 cm, signed l.r. and dated '70

Anton Rooskens

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

Untitled


for salepaintings, watercolours and drawings by Anton Rooskens


Anton Rooskens | Bird figure, oil on board, 31.9 x 38.1 cm, signed l.l. and dated '73

Anton Rooskens

painting • for sale

Bird figure, 1973

Anton Rooskens | Birds, East Indian ink, gouache and oil on paper on board, 67.0 x 83.5 cm, signed l.l. and dated '64

Anton Rooskens

watercolour • drawing • for sale

Birds, 1964

Anton Rooskens | Cambrium, oil on burlap, 38.5 x 46.5 cm, signed l.r. and dated '58

Anton Rooskens

painting • for sale

Cambrium, 1958

Anton Rooskens | Chrysanthemums, oil on canvas, 90.0 x 75.4 cm, signed l.r. and painted ca. 1938-1941

Anton Rooskens

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Chrysanthemums, ca. 1938-1941

Anton Rooskens | Composition, oil on board, 49.6 x 35.2 cm, painted ca. mid 50s

Anton Rooskens

painting • for sale

Composition, ca. 1953-1957

Anton Rooskens | Composition, gouache on paper, 31.7 x 43.5 cm, signed l.c. and dated '53

Anton Rooskens

watercolour • drawing • for sale

Composition, 1953

Anton Rooskens | Fantasy figures, gouache on paper, 21.2 x 30.1 cm, signed l.r.

Anton Rooskens

watercolour • drawing • for sale

Fantasy figures

Anton Rooskens | Figures, gouache on paper, 37.5 x 49.0 cm, signed l.r. and dated '68

Anton Rooskens

watercolour • drawing • for sale

Figures, 1968

Anton Rooskens | Masks, watercolour and gouache on paper, 39.5 x 22.8 cm, signed l.r. and dated '49

Anton Rooskens

watercolour • drawing • for sale

Masks, 1949

Anton Rooskens | Untitled, oil on board, 31.6 x 38.2 cm, signed l.r. and dated '72

Anton Rooskens

painting • for sale

Untitled, 1972


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