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Ger Gerritsartist • painter • watercolourist • draughtsmanNieuwer-Amstel (Amstelveen) 1893-1965 Amsterdam

biography of Gerrit Jacobus 'Ger' Gerrits

Ger Gerrits was a painter and graphic artist who was a key driving force behind the Vrij Beelden, Creatie and Liga Nieuw Beelden artists’ associations in the period after 1945. Having started out as a lithographer, in 1928 he decided to establish himself as an independent artist. In the 1940s he exchanged his figurative, realistic pictorial style for complete abstraction, led by the desire to free art from its pre-war constraints. Colour and form came into their own in his work as fully autonomous elements. In these early years Gerrits showed his pictures under the pseudonym ‘Portheine’, including at an exposition of the Vrij Beelden group in 1949. In 1950, he and Willy Broers founded the Creatie association for artists working in a purely non-figurative idiom.


previously for salepaintings, watercolours and drawings by Ger Gerrits


Ger Gerrits | Farmhouse on a pond, gouache on paper, 29.2 x 36.5 cm, signed l.l.

Ger Gerrits

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

Farmhouse on a pond

Ger Gerrits | Untitled, gouache on paper, 32.3 x 49.5 cm, signed l.l. and dated 17.11.51

Ger Gerrits

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

Untitled


for salepaintings, watercolours and drawings by Ger Gerrits


Ger Gerrits | A still life with fruit basket and cake, oil on canvas, 36.2 x 50.2 cm, signed l.r. and painted in May 1944

Ger Gerrits

painting • for sale

A still life with fruit basket and cake, 1944

Ger Gerrits | Composition with triangles, pastel and gouache on paper, 42.0 x 53.0 cm, signed l.r. and dated 27-8-53

Ger Gerrits

watercolour • drawing • for sale

Composition with triangles, 1953

Ger Gerrits | Harbourview, Elburg, watercolour on paper, 37.7 x 30.9 cm, signed l.r. and painted ca. 1939

Ger Gerrits

watercolour • drawing • for sale

Harbourview, Elburg, 1939


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