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Jan Groenesteinartist • painterAmsterdam 1919-1971

biography of Johannes Maria 'Jan' Groenestein

Jan Groenestein, who was educated at the Rijksacademie in Amsterdam, was one of the first members of the 'De Realisten' artists' association founded in 1948. With their expressive, figurative paintings, these artists wanted to counterbalance the growing group of abstract working artists. Their main examples were the German expressionists, Campendonk, Beckmann and Fiedler. Horses and donkeys are the main theme in the work of Groenestein, which, apart from paintings and drawings, he also works out in in the form of animal plastic, mosaics and wall paintings. For his work, the artist received the Willink van Collen award and in 1947 the Royal Grant for Painting.

previously for salepaintings by Jan Groenestein

Jan Groenestein | Prinseneiland in Winter, Amsterdam, oil on canvas, 50.3 x 70.8 cm, signed l.r.

Jan Groenestein

painting • previously for sale

Prinseneiland in Winter, Amsterdam

Jan Groenestein | Bullfight, oil on board, 29.0 x 64.4 cm, signed l.r.

Jan Groenestein

painting • previously for sale


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