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Eugène Brandsartist • painter • watercolourist • draughtsmanAmsterdam 1913-2002

biography of Eugenius Antonius Maria 'Eugène' Brands

At the time when Appel and Constant were still at art school, Brands was making spontaneous Surrealist drawings by smudging, flicking and pouring ink on paper. In 1946 he participated in the ‘Jonge Schilders' exhibition at the Amsterdam Stedelijk Museum. Through his fellow exhibitors, Appel, Corneille and Rooskens, he became involved with the Nederlandse Experimentele Groep, from which was formed the CoBrA movement in 1948. What united these painters was a strong desire to express themselves freely and spontaneously. After a period of painting typical CoBrA motifs like mythological creatures and fish, from 1961 on Brands began working in a style that became known as Lyrical Abstraction, painting large areas of colour that appear to be made of an ephemeral substance.


for salepaintings, watercolours and drawings by Eugène Brands


Eugène Brands | Attack the darkness of the universe, gouache on board, 40.0 x 49.3 cm, signed on the reverse and dated 7 VIII 1998

Eugène Brands

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Attack the darkness of the universe, 1998

Eugène Brands | Bird, oil on paper, 15.0 x 37.0 cm, signed u.l. and dated 4.57

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Bird, 1957

Eugène Brands | Composition against a black background, gouache on paper, 38.0 x 30.0 cm, signed l.c. and dated on the reverse 1.8.1968

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Composition against a black background, 1968

Eugène Brands | Cornfield, oil on canvas, 200.0 x 275.0 cm, signed l.r. and on the reverse and executed in 1976

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Cornfield, 1976

Eugène Brands | Flying fish, gouache and oil on paper, 45.9 x 49.1 cm, signed u.l. and dated 3.58

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Flying fish, 1958

Eugène Brands | Free movement, gouache on board, 50.0 x 55.0 cm, signed l.r. and dated '63

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Free movement, 1963

Eugène Brands | Head, oil on paper laid down on canvas, 52.5 x 50.6 cm, signed l.l. and dated XI.58

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Head, 1958

Eugène Brands | Mysterious Universe, oil on canvas, 55.0 x 70.5 cm, signed l.r. and on the reverse and dated '71 on the reverse

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Mysterious Universe, 1971

Eugène Brands | Sunset, gouache on paper, 32.5 x 30.4 cm, signed u.l. and dated 12.57

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Sunset, 1957

Eugène Brands | The Raptors, gouache on paper, 40.0 x 43.5 cm, signed u.r. and dated 11.56

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The Raptors, 1956

Eugène Brands | The sun, oil on canvas, 85.0 x 100.2 cm, signed l.l. and on the reverse and dated on the reverse 1979

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The sun, 1979


previously for salepaintings, watercolours and drawings by Eugène Brands


Eugène Brands | A castle, oil on paper, 27.0 x 36.0 cm, signed l.r. and dated 12.51

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A castle, 1951

Eugène Brands | A child dreaming, oil on canvas, 64.8 x 90.0 cm, signed l.r. and dated '65

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A child dreaming, 1965

Eugène Brands | A child in a summer landscape, oil on paper laid down on painter's board, 42.5 x 50.3 cm, signed l.l. and dated 2.1960

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A child in a summer landscape, 1960

Eugène Brands | A farmer and chickens, oil on paper laid down on painter's board, 31.0 x 33.5 cm, signed u.l. and dated 5.56

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A farmer and chickens, 1956

Eugène Brands | A handpainted vase, ink, wax crayons and oil on paper, 36.3 x 30.6 cm, signed l.r. and dated 10.59

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watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

A handpainted vase, 1959

Eugène Brands | A snow-covered landscape, oil on paper laid down on painter's board, 18.0 x 44.0 cm, signed l.l. and dated 4.57

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A snow-covered landscape

Eugène Brands | A standing nude, oil on paper, 31.1 x 28.0 cm, signed l.r. and dated 6.55

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A standing nude, 1955

Eugène Brands | Abstract composition, gouache on paper, 15.7 x 35.4 cm, signed l.l. and dated '69

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Abstract composition, 1969

Eugène Brands | Abstract landscape, gouache on paper, 9.5 x 21.9 cm, signed l.l. and dated '75

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Abstract landscape, 1975

Eugène Brands | Black pyramid, gouache on paper, 44.0 x 49.5 cm, signed l.r. with initials and on the reverse in full and dated 23.VII.1990 on the reverse

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Black pyramid, 1990

Eugène Brands | Black table, gouache on paper, 34.3 x 48.8 cm, signed l.l. with initials and dated 1987

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Black table, 1987

Eugène Brands | Children in the mountains, 40.3 x 35.2 cm, signed u.l. and dated 7.54

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Children in the mountains, 1954

Eugène Brands | Composition, oil on cardboard, 14.5 x 22.8 cm, signed c.r. and dated '63

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Composition, 1963

Eugène Brands | Composition, oil on canvas, 60.0 x 50.4 cm, signed l.c. and dated 10/49

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Composition, 1949

Eugène Brands | Composition, gouache on paper, 23.8 x 32.2 cm, signed l.r. and on the reverse and dated '67 and on the reverse

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Composition, 1967

Eugène Brands | Composition, gouache on paper, 27.6 x 26.1 cm, signed l.r. and on the reverse and dated '66 and on the reverse

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Composition, 1966

Eugène Brands | Composition, gouache on paper, 38.2 x 49.6 cm, signed l.r. with initials and on the reverse and dated 17 VII '80 on the reverse

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Composition, 1980

Eugène Brands | Composition aux noir, rouge et bleu, gouache on paper, 16.5 x 24.5 cm, signed on the reverse and dated on the reverse

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Composition aux noir, rouge et bleu, 1994

Eugène Brands | Composition with figure and bird, oil on paper, 35.5 x 37.3 cm, signed u.r. and dated 4.56

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Composition with figure and bird, 1956

Eugène Brands | Cosmic composition, gouache on paper, 19.7 x 24.0 cm, signed l.r. and dated 7/4 7

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Cosmic composition

Eugène Brands | Dawn: a composition, gouache on paper, 52.1 x 61.9 cm, signed reverse and dated  7.X.1989 on the reverse

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Dawn: a composition, 1989

Eugène Brands | Double Triangle, gouache on paper, 37.5 x 43.4 cm, signed l.l. with initials and on the reverse 17.VII 1991

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Double Triangle, 1991

Eugène Brands | Free movement, oil on cardboard, 50.0 x 55.0 cm, signed l.r. and dated '63

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Free movement, 1963

Eugène Brands | Garden, gouache on paper, 34.0 x 44.7 cm, signed l.l. with initials and dated 1984 on the reverse

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Garden, 1984

Eugène Brands | Girl in yellow dress, oil on canvas, 30.0 x 30.0 cm, signed u.r. and on the reverse and dated 11.53

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Girl in yellow dress, 1953

Eugène Brands | Kinderen spelend, gouache on paper, 18.2 x 50.0 cm, signed l.l. and dated 3.59

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Kinderen spelend, 1959

Eugène Brands | La nuit, gouache on paper, 26.0 x 26.0 cm, signed on the reverse and dated 1991 on the reverse

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La nuit, 1991

Eugène Brands | Landscape, gouache on paper, 33.0 x 37.5 cm, signed l.r. and dated '66

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Landscape, 1966

Eugène Brands | Landscape with a bridge, oil on paper laid down on board, 41.1 x 50.8 cm, signed l.r. and dated 6.59

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Landscape with a bridge, 1959

Eugène Brands | Magic Center, gouache on paper, 23.0 x 30.0 cm, signed l.l. with initials and on the reverse and dated 15/2/1992 and on the reverse

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Magic Center, 1992

Eugène Brands | Mysterious Universe, gouache and collage on cardboard, 42.8 x 35.0 cm, signed l.l. with initials and verso dated 24 X '99-1

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Mysterious Universe, 1999

Eugène Brands | Nightmare, oil on paper, 36.7 x 47.0 cm, signed l.l. and on the reverse and dated '64

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Nightmare, 1964

Eugène Brands | One blue day, oil on paper, 22.3 x 29.2 cm, signed u.l. and dated 6.56

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One blue day, 1956

Eugène Brands | One blue day, gouache on paper, 27.8 x 32.6 cm, signed u.r. and dated '6.56

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One blue day, 1956

Eugène Brands | Opaal (Opal), gouache on paper, 49.5 x 53.0 cm, signed reverse and dated on the reverse 4.VIII.1993

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Opaal (Opal), 1993

Eugène Brands | Ordinary seaman, gouache on paper, 23.6 x 27.8 cm, signed l.l. and on the reverse and dated 1.54

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Ordinary seaman, 1954

Eugène Brands | Panta Rei, gouache on board, 69.8 x 54.5 cm, signed l.r. and on the reverse 19-3-62

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Panta Rei, 1962

Eugène Brands | Polder, oil on canvas, 75.4 x 130.4 cm, signed l.r. and dated on the reverse 1976

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Polder, 1976

Eugène Brands | Red window, gouache on cardboard, 28.0 x 19.5 cm, signed on the reverse and dated 1995

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Red window, 1995

Eugène Brands | Sunset II, gouache on paper, 50.7 x 54.7 cm, signed l.r. with initials and dated 25 February 1985 on the reverse

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Sunset II, 1985

Eugène Brands | The Summer, gouache on paper, 39.7 x 54.7 cm, signed l.r. and dated '75

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The Summer, 1975

Eugène Brands | The artist's eye, oil on paper, 10.0 x 22.5 cm, signed l.r. and painted in 1956

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The artist's eye, 1956

Eugène Brands | The goldfish, oil on paper, 42.3 x 49.7 cm, signed l.l. and dated 10.59

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The goldfish, 1959

Eugène Brands | The moon fish, oil on paper laid down on canvas, 16.1 x 17.6 cm, signed l.l. and dated 5.54

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The moon fish, 1954

Eugène Brands | Two Fishes, oil on paper, 24.7 x 27.8 cm, signed l.l. and on the reverse and dated 4.57

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Two Fishes, 1957

Eugène Brands | Two trees, oil on paper laid down on board, 22.1 x 25.7 cm, signed l.l. and painted 12.53

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Two trees, 1953

Eugène Brands | Vogel en maan, oil on paper, 25.5 x 26.5 cm, signed l.l. and dated 4.56

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Vogel en maan, 1956

Eugène Brands | Woman, oil on paper, 21.0 x 22.9 cm, signed u.l. and on the reverse and dated 7.55

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Woman, 1955

Eugène Brands | World and sun, gouache on paper, 54.0 x 63.5 cm, signed l.r. and dated '70

Eugène Brands

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World and sun, 1970


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