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Lucebertartist • painter • watercolourist • draughtsmanAmsterdam 1924-1994 Alkmaar

biography of Lucebert (Lubertus Jacobus Swaanswijk)

Lucebert was an experimental painter, maker of drawings, poet and one of the leading figures of the CoBrA movement. His work typically shows an immense freedom and spontaneity. He painted what popped up in his mind, without sticking to any fixed motives. In the nineteen fifties, he began making his drawings and watercolours from dots, lines and cross-hatchings, over which he painted the – deliberately – clumsy forms of human bodies and fantasy creatures. A tendency for always wanting to experiment, led him into many other fields: he photographed, made ceramics, wrote plays and painted monumental murals.


for salepaintings, watercolours and drawings by Lucebert


Lucebert (Lubertus Jacobus Swaanswijk)   | Basta, oil on canvas, 100.0 x 80.0 cm, signed l.r. and dated '90Lucebert (Lubertus Jacobus Swaanswijk)

Basta, oil on canvas, 100.0 x 80.0 cm, signed l.r. and dated '90

Lucebert (Lubertus Jacobus Swaanswijk)   | Bird animal, chalk and watercolour on paper, 26.2 x 35.3 cm, painted in 1960'sLucebert (Lubertus Jacobus Swaanswijk)

Bird animal, chalk and watercolour on paper, 26.2 x 35.3 cm, painted in 1960's

Lucebert (Lubertus Jacobus Swaanswijk)   | Composition with grotesque figure, mixed media on paper, 50.0 x 69.0 cm, signed l.l. and dated '89Lucebert (Lubertus Jacobus Swaanswijk)

Composition with grotesque figure, mixed media on paper, 50.0 x 69.0 cm, signed l.l. and dated '89

Lucebert (Lubertus Jacobus Swaanswijk)   | Dansers rond de donderalp, chalk, gouache and oil on paper, 64.3 x 99.3 cm, signed l.l. and dated '76.VIIILucebert (Lubertus Jacobus Swaanswijk)

Dansers rond de donderalp, chalk, gouache and oil on paper, 64.3 x 99.3 cm, signed l.l. and dated '76.VIII

Lucebert (Lubertus Jacobus Swaanswijk)   | Figures and Heads, crayon and gouache and oil on paper, 49.5 x 63.0 cm, signed l.r. and dated '88.IX.12Lucebert (Lubertus Jacobus Swaanswijk)

Figures and Heads, crayon and gouache and oil on paper, 49.5 x 63.0 cm, signed l.r. and dated '88.IX.12

Lucebert (Lubertus Jacobus Swaanswijk)   | Hillbilly, gouache on paper, 70.0 x 100.4 cm, signed l.c. and dated 76.VIII.28Lucebert (Lubertus Jacobus Swaanswijk)

Hillbilly, gouache on paper, 70.0 x 100.4 cm, signed l.c. and dated 76.VIII.28

Lucebert (Lubertus Jacobus Swaanswijk)   | Omar Kayam, acrylic on paper, 67.0 x 108.0 cm, signed l.l. and dated '70Lucebert (Lubertus Jacobus Swaanswijk)

Omar Kayam, acrylic on paper, 67.0 x 108.0 cm, signed l.l. and dated '70

Lucebert (Lubertus Jacobus Swaanswijk)   | The business partners, oil on canvas, 145.0 x 114.7 cm, signed l.r. and on the stretcher and dated '68Lucebert (Lubertus Jacobus Swaanswijk)

The business partners, oil on canvas, 145.0 x 114.7 cm, signed l.r. and on the stretcher and dated '68

Lucebert (Lubertus Jacobus Swaanswijk)   | The head, chalk and gouache on paper, 52.0 x 77.5 cm, signed l.l. and dated 'San Roque 18 VII '65'Lucebert (Lubertus Jacobus Swaanswijk)

The head, chalk and gouache on paper, 52.0 x 77.5 cm, signed l.l. and dated 'San Roque 18 VII '65'

Lucebert (Lubertus Jacobus Swaanswijk)   | Three Figures, oil on canvas, 80.2 x 100.3 cm, signed l.l. and dated '62 and on the reverse 62/11Lucebert (Lubertus Jacobus Swaanswijk)

Three Figures, oil on canvas, 80.2 x 100.3 cm, signed l.l. and dated '62 and on the reverse 62/11

Lucebert (Lubertus Jacobus Swaanswijk)   | Three creatures, four eyes, pencil, chalk, watercolour and oil on paper, 50.2 x 70.0 cm, signed l.l. and dated '89Lucebert (Lubertus Jacobus Swaanswijk)

Three creatures, four eyes, pencil, chalk, watercolour and oil on paper, 50.2 x 70.0 cm, signed l.l. and dated '89

Lucebert (Lubertus Jacobus Swaanswijk)   | Untitled, Indian ink and watercolour on paper, 27.0 x 30.0 cm, painted in 1960'sLucebert (Lubertus Jacobus Swaanswijk)

Untitled, Indian ink and watercolour on paper, 27.0 x 30.0 cm, painted in 1960's


previously for salepaintings, watercolours and drawings by Lucebert


Lucebert (Lubertus Jacobus Swaanswijk)   | Composition with two heads, watercolour on paper, 60.0 x 45.0 cm, signed l.l. and dated VI.90Lucebert (Lubertus Jacobus Swaanswijk)

Composition with two heads, watercolour on paper, 60.0 x 45.0 cm, signed l.l. and dated VI.90

Lucebert (Lubertus Jacobus Swaanswijk)   | Dancing, oil on canvas, 115.1 x 145.0 cm, signed l.r. and dated '84Lucebert (Lubertus Jacobus Swaanswijk)

Dancing, oil on canvas, 115.1 x 145.0 cm, signed l.r. and dated '84

Lucebert (Lubertus Jacobus Swaanswijk)   | Hobgoblin's carnival, oil on canvas, 120.0 x 90.0 cm, signed l.r. and dated '61Lucebert (Lubertus Jacobus Swaanswijk)

Hobgoblin's carnival, oil on canvas, 120.0 x 90.0 cm, signed l.r. and dated '61

Lucebert (Lubertus Jacobus Swaanswijk)   | Satyr with Venus of Cyclopes, watercolour, wax crayon and acrylic on paper, 74.8 x 99.9 cm, signed l.r. and dated 74.4.12Lucebert (Lubertus Jacobus Swaanswijk)

Satyr with Venus of Cyclopes, watercolour, wax crayon and acrylic on paper, 74.8 x 99.9 cm, signed l.r. and dated 74.4.12


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