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Kees Maksartist • painter • watercolourist • draughtsmanAmsterdam 1876-1967

biography of Cornelis Johannes 'Kees' Maks

The painter Kees Maks was a pupil of G.H. Breitner, which can be traced in the bold, robust visual arrangement of his paintings. He divided his time between Amsterdam and Paris and mainly painted scenes from the circus and theatre in rich tones and extreme contrasts of light and shade. His work was regarded by his contemporaries as non-Dutch but was well-received in France, particularly Paris. Between 1910 and 1945 Maks participated in the capital’s annual Salons.


for salepaintings, watercolours and drawings by Kees Maks


Maks C.J.  | A dancing couple, oil on canvas, 62.6 x 62.5 cm, signed l.l.Maks C.J.

A dancing couple, oil on canvas, 62.6 x 62.5 cm, signed l.l.

Maks C.J.  | A portrait of a young woman, oil on canvas, 90.3 x 55.1 cmMaks C.J.

A portrait of a young woman, oil on canvas, 90.3 x 55.1 cm

Maks C.J.  | Omnibusses in Paris, oil on canvas, 52.9 x 83.0 cm, signed l.r. and painted in 1910Maks C.J.

Omnibusses in Paris, oil on canvas, 52.9 x 83.0 cm, signed l.r. and painted in 1910

Maks C.J.  | Reclining nude on a sofa, oil on canvas, 106.5 x 177.0 cm, signed l.l.Maks C.J.

Reclining nude on a sofa, oil on canvas, 106.5 x 177.0 cm, signed l.l.

Maks C.J.  | The drawbridge (view from  the artist's studio on the Prinseneiland, Amsterdam), oil on canvas, 79.4 x 100.0 cm, signed l.r.Maks C.J.

The drawbridge (view from the artist's studio on the Prinseneiland, Amsterdam), oil on canvas, 79.4 x 100.0 cm, signed l.r.

Maks C.J.  | Tiroler ballet in the Bouwmeester Revue, gouache on paper, 48.0 x 68.0 cm, signed l.l. and painted ca. 1938Maks C.J.

Tiroler ballet in the Bouwmeester Revue, gouache on paper, 48.0 x 68.0 cm, signed l.l. and painted ca. 1938


previously for salepaintings, watercolours and drawings by Kees Maks


Maks C.J.  | A circus act, 24.3 x 31.8 cm, signed l.l.Maks C.J.

A circus act, 24.3 x 31.8 cm, signed l.l.

Maks C.J.  | A reclining nude, oil on canvas, 48.0 x 78.1 cm, signed l.r.Maks C.J.

A reclining nude, oil on canvas, 48.0 x 78.1 cm, signed l.r.

Maks C.J.  | A reclining nude, oil on canvas, 55.3 x 100.0 cm, signed l.l.Maks C.J.

A reclining nude, oil on canvas, 55.3 x 100.0 cm, signed l.l.

Maks C.J.  | An elegant lady with a blue hat, oil on canvas, 67.0 x 57.2 cm, signed l.l.Maks C.J.

An elegant lady with a blue hat, oil on canvas, 67.0 x 57.2 cm, signed l.l.

Maks C.J.  | Chrysanthemums, oil on canvas, 108.0 x 94.2 cm, signed l.l.Maks C.J.

Chrysanthemums, oil on canvas, 108.0 x 94.2 cm, signed l.l.

Maks C.J.  | Circus, oil on painter's cardboard, 39.5 x 50.0 cm, signed l.r.Maks C.J.

Circus, oil on painter's cardboard, 39.5 x 50.0 cm, signed l.r.

Maks C.J.  | Dancers, oil on canvas, 54.4 x 76.3 cm, signed on a label on the reverseMaks C.J.

Dancers, oil on canvas, 54.4 x 76.3 cm, signed on a label on the reverse

Maks C.J.  | Dancers, oil on canvas, 122.5 x 166.0 cm, signed l.r. and on the reverseMaks C.J.

Dancers, oil on canvas, 122.5 x 166.0 cm, signed l.r. and on the reverse

Maks C.J.  | Flower tribute, oil on canvas, 101.9 x 69.3 cm, signed l.l.Maks C.J.

Flower tribute, oil on canvas, 101.9 x 69.3 cm, signed l.l.

Maks C.J.  | High school rider José Mooser, oil on painter's board, 40.1 x 49.7 cm, signed l.r.Maks C.J.

High school rider José Mooser, oil on painter's board, 40.1 x 49.7 cm, signed l.r.

Maks C.J.  | Revue star, gouache on paper, 32.8 x 16.5 cm, signed l.l. with monogramMaks C.J.

Revue star, gouache on paper, 32.8 x 16.5 cm, signed l.l. with monogram

Maks C.J.  | Souvenir de Paris, oil on canvas, 42.5 x 72.4 cm, signed l.r. and painted circa 1908Maks C.J.

Souvenir de Paris, oil on canvas, 42.5 x 72.4 cm, signed l.r. and painted circa 1908

Maks C.J.  | Summer afternoon, ink and watercolour on paper, 15.0 x 21.0 cm, signed l.l. with initial and executed ca. 1910Maks C.J.

Summer afternoon, ink and watercolour on paper, 15.0 x 21.0 cm, signed l.l. with initial and executed ca. 1910

Maks C.J.  | The Rembrandtplein at night, oil on canvas, 53.0 x 64.0 cm, painted circa 1915Maks C.J.

The Rembrandtplein at night, oil on canvas, 53.0 x 64.0 cm, painted circa 1915

Maks C.J.  | The Rokin, Amsterdam, by night, oil on board, 23.0 x 32.2 cm, signed l.r.Maks C.J.

The Rokin, Amsterdam, by night, oil on board, 23.0 x 32.2 cm, signed l.r.

Maks C.J.  | The artist's models, mixed media on paper, 63.0 x 90.0 cm, signed l.l. and painted circa 1951Maks C.J.

The artist's models, mixed media on paper, 63.0 x 90.0 cm, signed l.l. and painted circa 1951

Maks C.J.  | The omnibus, oil on canvas, 33.6 x 55.5 cm, signed l.r.Maks C.J.

The omnibus, oil on canvas, 33.6 x 55.5 cm, signed l.r.

Maks C.J.  | Triple tandem, watercolour and gouache on paper, 59.4 x 89.4 cm, signed l.r.Maks C.J.

Triple tandem, watercolour and gouache on paper, 59.4 x 89.4 cm, signed l.r.


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