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Edgar Fernhoutartist • painterBergen (N.H.) 1912-1974

biography of 'Edgar' Richard Johannes Fernhout

The son of Charley Toorop, Edgar Fernhout, grew up in Amsterdam and Bergen surrounded by artists. At the age of 16 he began to paint under the tutelage of his mother, whose influence is evident in his early landscapes, still lifes and portraits. In 1932 he set up in Amsterdam, marrying Rachel Pellekaan two years later, then living in Alassio in Italy for three years and subsequently in Bergen for a period. Over time, Fernhout developed a preference for painting landscapes which spurred him to try increasingly intense experiments with light. His compositions were steadily pared down to emphasise brushstrokes and paint, finally culminating in the abstract grid-like patterns of colour that characterise his work as from the 1960s.


previously for salepaintings by Edgar Fernhout


Edgar Fernhout | A spring bouquet, oil on canvas, 24.5 x 26.0 cm, signed l.r. with initials and dated 1931

Edgar Fernhout

painting • previously for sale

A spring bouquet

Edgar Fernhout | De Voert, Bergen, oil on canvas, 70.0 x 100.0 cm, signed l.r. and dated '56

Edgar Fernhout

painting • previously for sale

De Voert, Bergen

Edgar Fernhout | Spring, oil on canvas, 90.0 x 90.0 cm, signed l.r. and dated '69

Edgar Fernhout

painting • previously for sale

Spring

Edgar Fernhout | Wild flowers, oil on canvas, 35.0 x 35.0 cm, signed l.r. with initial and dated '35

Edgar Fernhout

painting • previously for sale

Wild flowers


for salepaintings by Edgar Fernhout


Edgar Fernhout | A flower still life, oil on panel, 40.8 x 31.7 cm, signed l.r. and dated '46

Edgar Fernhout

painting • for sale

A flower still life, 1946


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