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Dolf Breetveltartist • painter • watercolourist • draughtsman • sculptorDelft 1892-1975 Amstelveen

biography of Adolf 'Dolf' Breetvelt

Dolf Breetvelt was originally a painter, who discovered sculpture in later life. He was educated at the Hague Academy and left for Java in 1920 as a drawing teacher. Until his return in 1937, his style changed from realistic (New Objectivity) to surrealistic expressionism. In 1949 he joined the artists' group Vrij Beelden, which included Willy Boers, Eugène Brands and Piet Ouborg. In 1951 Breetvelt started making plastics. Initially made of wood and strongly inspired by the sculpture of natural peoples, then also from other materials such as iron and concrete.


for salepaintings, watercolours, drawings and sculptures by Dolf Breetvelt


Dolf Breetvelt | Abstract, oil on canvas, 50.3 x 60.3 cm, signed l.r. and painted end 1940's

Dolf Breetvelt

painting • for sale

Abstract, ca. 1947-1949

Dolf Breetvelt | Bestial, wood, 41.5 cm, signed under the base

Dolf Breetvelt

statue • sculpture • for sale

Bestial

Dolf Breetvelt | Composition, wood, 61.8 x 13.7 cm

Dolf Breetvelt

statue • sculpture • for sale

Composition

Dolf Breetvelt | Threeness, wood, 60.5 x 47.0 cm, signed on the back

Dolf Breetvelt

statue • sculpture • for sale

Threeness


previously for salepaintings, watercolours, drawings and sculptures by Dolf Breetvelt


Dolf Breetvelt | Composition, oil on canvas, 100.5 x 130.0 cm, signed right of the centre

Dolf Breetvelt

painting • previously for sale

Composition

Dolf Breetvelt | Composition, oil on canvas, 75.1 x 90.0 cm, signed l.r.

Dolf Breetvelt

painting • previously for sale

Composition

Dolf Breetvelt | Composition with red, gouache on paper, 51.0 x 64.4 cm, signed l.r.

Dolf Breetvelt

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

Composition with red


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