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Lodewijk Schelfhoutartist • painter • watercolourist • draughtsmanDen Haag 1881-1943 Amstelveen

biography of Lodewijk Schelfhout

The painter-graphic artist Lodewijk Schelfhout, grandson of the landscape painter Andreas Schelfhout, is considered the first Dutch cubist. From 1903 to 1913 he lived in Paris where he was in circles of the early cubists and, among others, got to know Henri le Fauconnier and Picasso. In 1921 the painter made many drawings and engravings during a five-month stay in Corsica. In his later career, Schelfhout's style changed under the influence of his predilection for the Renaissance and Gothic. Religion also played an increasingly important role in his work. He developed a synthesis of Gothic, cubism and constructivism, a style that he would continue to use. Little has been preserved of his early, purely cubist paintings and watercolors; he burned most of it in 1924. In the Second World War, his graphic work was housed by his wife Albertine after the bombing of the Euterpestraat in a bank vault and thus completely and in all printstates preserved and now to be admired in the Rijksprentenkabinet in Amsterdam.


previously for salepaintings, watercolours and drawings by Schelfhout L.


Lodewijk Schelfhout | A still life with fruit, flowers and a bottle, oil on canvas, 55.5 x 46.0 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1908

Lodewijk Schelfhout

painting • previously for sale

A still life with fruit, flowers and a bottle, 1908

Lodewijk Schelfhout | Paysage, oil on canvas, 48.0 x 46.1 cm, signed l.l. and dated 1910 on the stretcher

Lodewijk Schelfhout

painting • previously for sale

Paysage, 1910

Lodewijk Schelfhout | The bridge, ink, chalk and watercolour on paper, 34.4 x 51.0 cm, signed l.r. and painted '1920 Corse'

Lodewijk Schelfhout

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

The bridge, 1920

Lodewijk Schelfhout | Woman and man, Corsica, chalk and watercolour on paper, 93.4 x 68.6 cm, signed l.l. and dated 1922

Lodewijk Schelfhout

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

Woman and man, Corsica, 1922


for salepaintings, watercolours and drawings by Schelfhout L.


Lodewijk Schelfhout | A view of Corsica, watercolour on paper, 21.3 x 34.2 cm, signed l.r. and dated 'Corse 1919'

Lodewijk Schelfhout

watercolour • drawing • for sale

A view of Corsica, 1919


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