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Betsy Osieckartist • painter • watercolourist • draughtsmanAmsterdam 1880-1968

biography of Johanna Elisabeth 'Betsy' Westendorp-Osieck

The youngest of the group of women painters known as the Amsterdam Joffers was Betsy Osieck. Like her fellow artistic ‘sisters’ she continued to paint in Amsterdam well into an advanced age. Lizzy Ansingh first taught her to paint (1902), followed by lessons at the capital’s Rijksacademie. In her studio, situated near the Hoogesluis at this period (around 1912) and later on the Herengracht, she mainly painted portraits and robust, almost masculine-looking floral still lifes, broadly set down in striking colour. Her marriage to H.K. Westendorp heralded a new era of much travelling and little painting. Later, after 1941, she generally painted still lifes in velvet browns and greys, church interiors and well captured city scenes in her studio in the Westhove apartment building on the Amsterdam Lairessestraat. During her many travels she also painted series of small watercolours.


previously for salepaintings, watercolours and drawings by Betsy Osieck


Betsy Osieck | A still life with grapes and a bowl, oil on painter's board, 45.9 x 37.9 cm, signed u.l. and dated 1965

Betsy Osieck

painting • previously for sale

A still life with grapes and a bowl

Betsy Osieck | Flowers, oil on canvas, 38.2 x 46.1 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1944

Betsy Osieck

painting • previously for sale

Flowers

Betsy Osieck | Rhododendron branches in a vase, oil on canvas, 60.4 x 54.4 cm, signed l.r. and painted 5/13

Betsy Osieck

painting • previously for sale

Rhododendron branches in a vase


for salepaintings, watercolours and drawings by Betsy Osieck


Betsy Osieck | Interior with a showcase, watercolour on paper, 32.0 x 30.0 cm, signed l.r.

Betsy Osieck

watercolour • drawing • for sale

Interior with a showcase

Betsy Osieck | The Valeriusplein in Amsterdam (as seen from the painter's studio), oil on board, 40.4 x 50.5 cm, signed l.l.

Betsy Osieck

painting • for sale

The Valeriusplein in Amsterdam (as seen from the painter's studio)


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