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Jacob Bendienartist • painter • watercolourist • draughtsman • printmaker • sculptorAmsterdam 1890-1933 Hilversum

biography of Jacob Bendien

Jacob Bendien is one of the first Dutch painters to paint abstractly. He also made figurative depictions; he refused to distinguish between these two schools of thought. Unlike, for example, the artists of De Stijl, Bendien used deliberately sensitive lines in his abstract work. Together with John Rädecker and several other artists, he proclaimed 'Absolute painting' in 1913. This stood for the creation of non-figurative, almost organic compositions with wavy surfaces in uniform colors, sharply separated from each other. These paintings represent 'inner things': they are inner life expressed in line and colour. Only a few sculptures are known of the artist. They are amorphous shapes that seem to be a 3-dimensional translation of his painted compositions.


previously for salepaintings, watercolours, drawings, prints & multiples and sculptures by Bendien J.


Jacob Bendien | Self portrait, oil on panel, 35.5 x 23.5 cm

Jacob Bendien

painting • previously for sale

Self portrait

Jacob Bendien | A view of the Eerste Weteringplantsoen, Amsterdam, oil on canvas, 50.5 x 33.6 cm, painted circa 1927

Jacob Bendien

painting • previously for sale

A view of the Eerste Weteringplantsoen, Amsterdam, 1927

Jacob Bendien | Flute player, lithograph on paper, 52.0 x 24.0 cm

Jacob Bendien

prints & multiples • previously for sale

Flute player

Jacob Bendien | Amorphous figure, brass, 37.4 x 14.5 cm, executed ca. 1933

Jacob Bendien

statue • sculpture • previously for sale

Amorphous figure, 1933

Jacob Bendien | Portrait of grandpa Bendien, drawing on paper, 33.0 x 25.5 cm

Jacob Bendien

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

Portrait of grandpa Bendien

Jacob Bendien | Angry face, drawing on paper, 17.0 x 12.0 cm

Jacob Bendien

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

Angry face

Jacob Bendien | A portait of a young woman, drawing on paper, 44.0 x 29.0 cm

Jacob Bendien

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

A portait of a young woman

Jacob Bendien | In profile, pencil on paper laid down on cardboard, 46.3 x 31.5 cm, signed l.r.

Jacob Bendien

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

In profile

Jacob Bendien | Man's head, pencil on paper, 22.7 x 20.3 cm, signed l.r.

Jacob Bendien

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

Man's head

Jacob Bendien | Jesuit, pencil on paper, 32.8 x 23.9 cm, signed l.r.

Jacob Bendien

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

Jesuit

Jacob Bendien | Man's head, pencil on paper, 41.0 x 27.9 cm, signed l.r.

Jacob Bendien

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

Man's head

Jacob Bendien | A disdainful look, pencil on paper laid down on cardboard, 38.5 x 32.8 cm, signed l.r.

Jacob Bendien

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

A disdainful look


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