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Leo Gestelartist • painter • watercolourist • draughtsmanWoerden 1881-1941 Hilversum

biography of Leendert 'Leo' Gestel

Leo Gestel’s work shows influences from Impressionism, Luminism, Fauvism and Cubism. His talent, however, ensures an entirely personal, Dutch interpretation of these international art movements. Along with Jan Sluijters he is considered one of the two leading Dutch modernists. After 1915 he worked mainly in Bergen and was part of the Bergen School. He is best known for his landscapes, still lifes and portraits. His work is represented in almost every leading Dutch museum.


for salepaintings, watercolours and drawings by Leo Gestel


Gestel L.  | A roller skating rink with Japanese lanterns, black chalk and pastel on paper, 41.5 x 52.0 cm, signed l.r. and painted ca. 1910-1911Gestel L.

A roller skating rink with Japanese lanterns, black chalk and pastel on paper, 41.5 x 52.0 cm, signed l.r. and painted ca. 1910-1911

Gestel L.  | An elegant lady, seen from the back, pencil and watercolour on paper, 30.5 x 20.2 cm, signed l.r. with initial and painted circa 1908Gestel L.

An elegant lady, seen from the back, pencil and watercolour on paper, 30.5 x 20.2 cm, signed l.r. with initial and painted circa 1908

Gestel L.  | Conversation in the park, charcoal and pastel on paper, 50.1 x 33.4 cm, signed l.l. and executed ca. 1910Gestel L.

Conversation in the park, charcoal and pastel on paper, 50.1 x 33.4 cm, signed l.l. and executed ca. 1910

Gestel L.  | Flower medallions, watercolour on paper, 28.8 x 22.9 cm, signed l.r.Gestel L.

Flower medallions, watercolour on paper, 28.8 x 22.9 cm, signed l.r.

Gestel L.  | Portrait of a lady with a hat, chalk on paper, 47.0 x 33.5 cm, signed l.r. and executed ca. ca. 1910-1911Gestel L.

Portrait of a lady with a hat, chalk on paper, 47.0 x 33.5 cm, signed l.r. and executed ca. ca. 1910-1911

Gestel L.  | Reclining nude, charcoal and pastel on paper, 47.0 x 62.5 cm, signed l.r. and dated '31Gestel L.

Reclining nude, charcoal and pastel on paper, 47.0 x 62.5 cm, signed l.r. and dated '31

Gestel L.  | Woman bathing, oil on canvas, 33.5 x 25.6 cm, signed l.r. and dated '09Gestel L.

Woman bathing, oil on canvas, 33.5 x 25.6 cm, signed l.r. and dated '09


previously for salepaintings, watercolours and drawings by Leo Gestel


Gestel L.  | A farm in spring, Eemnes, pastel on paper, 61.0 x 76.5 cm, signed l.l. and dated '39Gestel L.

A farm in spring, Eemnes, pastel on paper, 61.0 x 76.5 cm, signed l.l. and dated '39

Gestel L.  | A flower still life, watercolour on paper, 99.0 x 77.8 cm, signed u.l. and dated 1917Gestel L.

A flower still life, watercolour on paper, 99.0 x 77.8 cm, signed u.l. and dated 1917

Gestel L.  | A flower stillife, oil on canvas, 41.3 x 53.4 cm, signed l.r. and dated '15Gestel L.

A flower stillife, oil on canvas, 41.3 x 53.4 cm, signed l.r. and dated '15

Gestel L.  | A native of Spakenburg, pencil, watercolour and gouache on paper, 22.7 x 15.0 cm, signed l.l. and dated 'Bunschoten, Spakenburg', August '02Gestel L.

A native of Spakenburg, pencil, watercolour and gouache on paper, 22.7 x 15.0 cm, signed l.l. and dated 'Bunschoten, Spakenburg', August '02

Gestel L.  | A reclining nude, charcoal and pastel on paper laid down on board, 49.0 x 64.0 cm, signed l.r. and  dated 1931Gestel L.

A reclining nude, charcoal and pastel on paper laid down on board, 49.0 x 64.0 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1931

Gestel L.  | A sad day, oil on canvas, 48.7 x 72.5 cm, signed l.l. and dated '09Gestel L.

A sad day, oil on canvas, 48.7 x 72.5 cm, signed l.l. and dated '09

Gestel L.  | A seated nude, chalk on paper, 62.0 x 48.0 cm, signed l.c. and dated '31Gestel L.

A seated nude, chalk on paper, 62.0 x 48.0 cm, signed l.c. and dated '31

Gestel L.  | A seated nude, pastel on paper, 61.5 x 46.5 cm, signed l.r. and dated '31Gestel L.

A seated nude, pastel on paper, 61.5 x 46.5 cm, signed l.r. and dated '31

Gestel L.  | A seated nude, pastel on paper, 63.0 x 48.0 cm, signed l.l. and dated '32Gestel L.

A seated nude, pastel on paper, 63.0 x 48.0 cm, signed l.l. and dated '32

Gestel L.  | A summer day near Montfoort, oil on canvas, 70.6 x 55.5 cm, signed l.r. and dated '09Gestel L.

A summer day near Montfoort, oil on canvas, 70.6 x 55.5 cm, signed l.r. and dated '09

Gestel L.  | A tree in autumn, oil on canvas laid down on board, 52.4 x 38.5 cm, signed u.r. and painted ca. 1909-1910Gestel L.

A tree in autumn, oil on canvas laid down on board, 52.4 x 38.5 cm, signed u.r. and painted ca. 1909-1910

Gestel L.  | A view of Koedijk, watercolour on paper, 72.0 x 98.0 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1919Gestel L.

A view of Koedijk, watercolour on paper, 72.0 x 98.0 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1919

Gestel L.  | A view of Woerden, watercolour on paper, 65.5 x 50.0 cm, signed l.l. and dated 'Woerden 1917'Gestel L.

A view of Woerden, watercolour on paper, 65.5 x 50.0 cm, signed l.l. and dated 'Woerden 1917'

Gestel L.  | A view of Woerden, mixed media on paper on wood, 62.7 x 49.3 cm, signed l.r. and dated '19Gestel L.

A view of Woerden, mixed media on paper on wood, 62.7 x 49.3 cm, signed l.r. and dated '19

Gestel L.  | A view of a landscape, Huizen, pastel on paper, 36.3 x 54.0 cm, signed l.r. twice and dated '29Gestel L.

A view of a landscape, Huizen, pastel on paper, 36.3 x 54.0 cm, signed l.r. twice and dated '29

Gestel L.  | A view on Koedijk, watercolour on paper, 72.0 x 98.0 cm, signed l.r. and dated 'Koedijk 1919'Gestel L.

A view on Koedijk, watercolour on paper, 72.0 x 98.0 cm, signed l.r. and dated 'Koedijk 1919'

Gestel L.  | A windmill, Belgium, black chalk, watercolour and pastel on paper, 51.0 x 38.5 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1914Gestel L.

A windmill, Belgium, black chalk, watercolour and pastel on paper, 51.0 x 38.5 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1914

Gestel L.  | An elegant lady reading, chalk and watercolour on paper, 36.0 x 27.3 cm, signed l.r.Gestel L.

An elegant lady reading, chalk and watercolour on paper, 36.0 x 27.3 cm, signed l.r.

Gestel L.  | Certaine Lucie, 14.0 x 9.0 cmGestel L.

Certaine Lucie, 14.0 x 9.0 cm

Gestel L.  | Charity Bazaar, Madrid, ink and watercolour on paper, 9.0 x 13.0 cm, signed l.l. and painted 1914Gestel L.

Charity Bazaar, Madrid, ink and watercolour on paper, 9.0 x 13.0 cm, signed l.l. and painted 1914

Gestel L.  | Family taking a bath, charcoal and pastel on paper, 20.9 x 24.2 cm, signed l.l.Gestel L.

Family taking a bath, charcoal and pastel on paper, 20.9 x 24.2 cm, signed l.l.

Gestel L.  | Farm and cattle near Drongen along the Leie, Flanders, watercolour and gouache on paper, 47.6 x 61.7 cm, signed l.r. and dated 'YC' 1926Gestel L.

Farm and cattle near Drongen along the Leie, Flanders, watercolour and gouache on paper, 47.6 x 61.7 cm, signed l.r. and dated 'YC' 1926

Gestel L.  | Farmer and horse, pastel on paper, 25.8 x 32.8 cm, signed l.r. and dated '28Gestel L.

Farmer and horse, pastel on paper, 25.8 x 32.8 cm, signed l.r. and dated '28

Gestel L.  | Farms along a cornfield, oil on canvas, 37.0 x 62.5 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1904Gestel L.

Farms along a cornfield, oil on canvas, 37.0 x 62.5 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1904

Gestel L.  | Flower still life with tiger lilies, oil on canvas, 33.3 x 25.3 cm, signed l.l. and painted ca. 1912-1913Gestel L.

Flower still life with tiger lilies, oil on canvas, 33.3 x 25.3 cm, signed l.l. and painted ca. 1912-1913

Gestel L.  | Flowers in a tin jug, oil on canvas, 70.5 x 63.0 cm, signed l.l. and painted in 1915-1917Gestel L.

Flowers in a tin jug, oil on canvas, 70.5 x 63.0 cm, signed l.l. and painted in 1915-1917

Gestel L.  | Friends (recto); study in pencil of horse and bull, pastel on paper, 76.7 x 56.2 cm, signed l.l. and dated 1927Gestel L.

Friends (recto); study in pencil of horse and bull, pastel on paper, 76.7 x 56.2 cm, signed l.l. and dated 1927

Gestel L.  | Having a party at the Boendermaker's house, pastel on paper, 37.0 x 46.2 cm, signed u.l. and dated 1910Gestel L.

Having a party at the Boendermaker's house, pastel on paper, 37.0 x 46.2 cm, signed u.l. and dated 1910

Gestel L.  | Horses by a farm, watercolour on paper, 70.0 x 95.5 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1922Gestel L.

Horses by a farm, watercolour on paper, 70.0 x 95.5 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1922

Gestel L.  | Lady with a hat, pastel on paper, 49.6 x 34.0 cm, signed l.r. and executed ca. 1910-1911Gestel L.

Lady with a hat, pastel on paper, 49.6 x 34.0 cm, signed l.r. and executed ca. 1910-1911

Gestel L.  | Make a last effort, mixed media on paper, 14.0 x 9.0 cm, signed l.r.Gestel L.

Make a last effort, mixed media on paper, 14.0 x 9.0 cm, signed l.r.

Gestel L.  | Nach Amerongen: Emperor Wilhelm II on his return, watercolour on paper, 9.0 x 14.0 cm, signed l.r. and painted '18Gestel L.

Nach Amerongen: Emperor Wilhelm II on his return, watercolour on paper, 9.0 x 14.0 cm, signed l.r. and painted '18

Gestel L.  | Nach Paris: Emperor Wilhelm II on his horse, watercolour on paper, 9.0 x 14.0 cm, signed l.r. and painted in  1918Gestel L.

Nach Paris: Emperor Wilhelm II on his horse, watercolour on paper, 9.0 x 14.0 cm, signed l.r. and painted in 1918

Gestel L.  | Night (the Amstel Bridge over the Amstel River in Amsterdam), oil on canvas, 52.0 x 64.8 cm, signed l.r. and dated '08Gestel L.

Night (the Amstel Bridge over the Amstel River in Amsterdam), oil on canvas, 52.0 x 64.8 cm, signed l.r. and dated '08

Gestel L.  | Nude, charcoal and pastel on paper laid down on board, 49.0 x 64.0 cm, signed l.r. and dated '31Gestel L.

Nude, charcoal and pastel on paper laid down on board, 49.0 x 64.0 cm, signed l.r. and dated '31

Gestel L.  | Nude reclining, oil on canvas, 82.3 x 102.2 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1931Gestel L.

Nude reclining, oil on canvas, 82.3 x 102.2 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1931

Gestel L.  | Numerous figures on the ice, watercolour on paper, 9.0 x 14.2 cm, signed l.l. and dated 1919Gestel L.

Numerous figures on the ice, watercolour on paper, 9.0 x 14.2 cm, signed l.l. and dated 1919

Gestel L.  | Paradise, watercolour and gouache on paper, 8.9 x 14.1 cm, signed l.r. with monogramGestel L.

Paradise, watercolour and gouache on paper, 8.9 x 14.1 cm, signed l.r. with monogram

Gestel L.  | Piet Boendermaker, black chalk and watercolour on paper, 77.5 x 69.0 cm, signed l.r. and dated August 1st Bergen 1917 on the bottleGestel L.

Piet Boendermaker, black chalk and watercolour on paper, 77.5 x 69.0 cm, signed l.r. and dated August 1st Bergen 1917 on the bottle

Gestel L.  | Portrait of Antje, the artist's sister, ink and coloured pencil on paper, 17.0 x 13.5 cm, signed l.r. with monogramGestel L.

Portrait of Antje, the artist's sister, ink and coloured pencil on paper, 17.0 x 13.5 cm, signed l.r. with monogram

Gestel L.  | Prosit, watercolour on paper, 14.0 x 9.0 cm, signed l.l. with monogramGestel L.

Prosit, watercolour on paper, 14.0 x 9.0 cm, signed l.l. with monogram

Gestel L.  | Seated nude with horses, pastel on paper, 100.7 x 69.2 cm, signed l.r. and painted 1932Gestel L.

Seated nude with horses, pastel on paper, 100.7 x 69.2 cm, signed l.r. and painted 1932

Gestel L.  | Sheepshearers, charcoal and watercolour on paper, 47.4 x 61.5 cm, signed l.r. and painted circa 1926Gestel L.

Sheepshearers, charcoal and watercolour on paper, 47.4 x 61.5 cm, signed l.r. and painted circa 1926

Gestel L.  | Spring in the Beemster, watercolour on paper, 71.5 x 98.7 cm, painted in 1921-1922Gestel L.

Spring in the Beemster, watercolour on paper, 71.5 x 98.7 cm, painted in 1921-1922

Gestel L.  | Strolling couple, pen and watercolour on paper, 26.5 x 20.0 cm, signed l.r. with monogramGestel L.

Strolling couple, pen and watercolour on paper, 26.5 x 20.0 cm, signed l.r. with monogram

Gestel L.  | The art collector Piet Boendermaker moving to Bergen, ink and watercolour on paper, 9.0 x 11.8 cm, signed l.r. and painted ca. 1918Gestel L.

The art collector Piet Boendermaker moving to Bergen, ink and watercolour on paper, 9.0 x 11.8 cm, signed l.r. and painted ca. 1918

Gestel L.  | The art collector Piet Boendermaker moving to Bergen, ink and watercolour on paper, 8.8 x 12.1 cm, signed l.l. and dated 'Bergen' oct. 1918Gestel L.

The art collector Piet Boendermaker moving to Bergen, ink and watercolour on paper, 8.8 x 12.1 cm, signed l.l. and dated 'Bergen' oct. 1918

Gestel L.  | The cattle market, mixed media on paper, 32.0 x 24.0 cm, signed l.r. and dated '09Gestel L.

The cattle market, mixed media on paper, 32.0 x 24.0 cm, signed l.r. and dated '09

Gestel L.  | The hat shop, oil on canvas, 45.0 x 37.2 cm, signed l.l. and painted circa 1908Gestel L.

The hat shop, oil on canvas, 45.0 x 37.2 cm, signed l.l. and painted circa 1908

Gestel L.  | The orchard 'De Eenhoorn', Beemster, watercolour on paper, 51.5 x 70.3 cm, signed l.l.Gestel L.

The orchard 'De Eenhoorn', Beemster, watercolour on paper, 51.5 x 70.3 cm, signed l.l.

Gestel L.  | The party, black chalk and watercolour on paper, 21.4 x 18.1 cmGestel L.

The party, black chalk and watercolour on paper, 21.4 x 18.1 cm

Gestel L.  | The season's greetings 1903, pen and pencil on paper, 14.0 x 9.0 cm, signed l.c.Gestel L.

The season's greetings 1903, pen and pencil on paper, 14.0 x 9.0 cm, signed l.c.

Gestel L.  | The theatre, watercolour on paper, 32.0 x 49.0 cm, signed l.r.Gestel L.

The theatre, watercolour on paper, 32.0 x 49.0 cm, signed l.r.

Gestel L.  | Three ladies on the Scheveningen boulevard, black chalk and watercolour on paper, 32.5 x 27.5 cm, signed l.r. and dated 'Scheveningen '09'Gestel L.

Three ladies on the Scheveningen boulevard, black chalk and watercolour on paper, 32.5 x 27.5 cm, signed l.r. and dated 'Scheveningen '09'

Gestel L.  | Walking the dog, 14.0 x 9.0 cmGestel L.

Walking the dog, 14.0 x 9.0 cm

Gestel L.  | Woman on the beach, gouache on paper, 72.7 x 51.9 cm, painted ca. 1930-1932Gestel L.

Woman on the beach, gouache on paper, 72.7 x 51.9 cm, painted ca. 1930-1932

Gestel L.  | Zinnwald, oil on canvas, 66.0 x 70.0 cm, signed l.r. and painted ca. 1923Gestel L.

Zinnwald, oil on canvas, 66.0 x 70.0 cm, signed l.r. and painted ca. 1923


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