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Ferdinand Erfmannartist • painter • watercolourist • draughtsmanRotterdam 1901-1968 Sardinië (Italië)

biography of 'Ferdinand' George Erfmann

Ferdinand Erfmann was born into a family of actors in Rotterdam and besides drawing and paintingregularly performed on stage before the First World War. The two professions merged in his paintings of the worlds of the stage and the circus. His chief subject however was women: burly bathers, factory girls, female athletes and prostitutes – referred to by Erfmann as ‘mastodons’ – immortalised in a flat, schematic figurative style that he characterised as ‘psychological synthetic realism’ and which shared some of the hallmarks of the New Objectivist movement that became popular in the Netherlands in the 1920s. In the 1930s, inspired by his travels in the Mediterranean, Erfmann mostly painted neoclassical landscapes and mythical figures.


previously for salepaintings, watercolours and drawings by Ferdinand Erfmann


Ferdinand Erfmann | Spectators, chalk on paper, 21.3 x 27.4 cm, signed l.c. and executed on 'August 9th 1928 Amsterdam'

Ferdinand Erfmann

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

Spectators

Ferdinand Erfmann | The kiss, pencil and watercolour on paper, 50.0 x 32.7 cm

Ferdinand Erfmann

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

The kiss


for salepaintings, watercolours and drawings by Ferdinand Erfmann


Ferdinand Erfmann | A kiss on the rooftop, pencil and watercolour on paper, 15.0 x 13.0 cm

Ferdinand Erfmann

watercolour • drawing • for sale

A kiss on the rooftop

Ferdinand Erfmann | Sunbather, oil on canvas, 50.0 x 70.4 cm, signed l.l. with monogram and dated 1958

Ferdinand Erfmann

painting • for sale

Sunbather, 1958

Ferdinand Erfmann | Sunbathing on the beach, oil on canvas, 40.3 x 60.3 cm, signed l.l. with initials and dated 1967

Ferdinand Erfmann

painting • for sale

Sunbathing on the beach, 1967

Ferdinand Erfmann | The German waitress, pen, ink and pencil on paper, 21.0 x 18.9 cm, signed l.r.

Ferdinand Erfmann

watercolour • drawing • for sale

The German waitress

Ferdinand Erfmann | The kiss, pencil and watercolour on paper, 50.0 x 32.7 cm

Ferdinand Erfmann

watercolour • drawing • for sale

The kiss


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