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Kees Bastiaansartist • painterMill 1909-1986

biography of Cornelis Bernardus 'Kees' Bastiaans

The work of the expressionist Kees Bastiaans is characterized by the combination of black contours with clear areas of color. Initially Bastian was a house painter. In 1937, after his marriage to Mien Derks, he decided to close his painting business and to become a painter. Between 1939-1943 he studied at the Arnhem Academy. In addition to painting, he also mastered other art techniques. He produced a stained glass window for the church in Mille and made various sculptures. Bastiaans developed an unmistakable own painting style. His cheerful and narrative scenes in simple lines depict various subjects that are often of a religious nature. He painted portraits, still lifes, flowers and fairground scenes, among other things.

previously for salepaintings by Kees Bastiaans

Kees Bastiaans | The fair, oil on canvas, 60.2 x 70.2 cm, signed l.l. and painted in the 1960's

Kees Bastiaans

painting • previously for sale

The fair, 1960-1969

Kees Bastiaans | Festivities in summer, oil on canvas, 49.7 x 60.2 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1956

Kees Bastiaans

painting • previously for sale

Festivities in summer, 1956

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