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Marius Richtersartist • painterRotterdam 1878-1955

biography of 'Marius' Johannes Richters

Marius Richters is seen as a true Rotterdam painter. He derived his motifs mainly from the docks, painting the polders around the port, and was one of the founding members of the Rotterdam avant-garde group ‘De Branding’. His dockyard workers, labourers unloading coal and grain, the shipbuilders, all have a powerful sense of drama to them. The same can be said of his landscapes: endless sweeping vistas under a bright blue sky, or with the sun breaking through – an occasional tree moved by the wind. Even in these landscapes there is always much hard work going on and the suggestion of one endless windswept space is heightened by the insignificance of the figures working in it. For Richters a painting was the embodiment of restrained control. Along with Jan Sluijters, George Hoogerwaard, Huib Luns and Johan Thorn Prikker, he made the famous wall paintings (1918-1919) in the Council Chamber of Rotterdam town hall.


previously for salepaintings by Marius Richters


Marius Richters | Haycocks in a landscape, oil on canvas, 77.3 x 109.5 cm, signed l.l. and dated '37

Marius Richters

painting • previously for sale

Haycocks in a landscape

Marius Richters | Portrait of Catharine, the artist's sister, oil on canvas, 93.4 x 71.2 cm, signed l.l. and on the reverse and dated on the reverse 1901

Marius Richters

painting • previously for sale

Portrait of Catharine, the artist's sister

Marius Richters | Streetcars near the Beursplein, Rotterdam, oil on canvas, 70.0 x 110.2 cm, signed l.l. and painted ca. 1913

Marius Richters

painting • previously for sale

Streetcars near the Beursplein, Rotterdam

Marius Richters | Streetcars near the Beursplein, Rotterdam, oil on canvas, 70.0 x 110.2 cm, signed l.l. and painted ca. 1913

Marius Richters

painting • previously for sale

Streetcars near the Beursplein, Rotterdam

Marius Richters | Sunflowers, oil on canvas, 55.8 x 115.0 cm, signed u.r. and dated 1931

Marius Richters

painting • previously for sale

Sunflowers

Marius Richters | The Nieuwe Markt in Rotterdam, by night, oil on panel, 32.5 x 21.4 cm, signed l.l. and painted between 1910-1915

Marius Richters

painting • previously for sale

The Nieuwe Markt in Rotterdam, by night

Marius Richters | The terrace, oil on canvas, 40.0 x 30.0 cm, signed l.l.

Marius Richters

painting • previously for sale

The terrace


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