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Sam van Beekartist • painter • watercolourist • draughtsmanAmsterdam 1878-1957

biography of Samuel Joseph 'Sam' van Beek

Sam van Beek from Amsterdam was born in 1878 as an artist's son. He studied at the Teekenschool in his hometown and then developed as a versatile artist. Van Beek painted, watercolored and etched. At a young age he exhibited at the four-yearly exhibition in Arnhem. His subjects were as varied as his techniques: he painted cityscapes, flower still lifes, animals and landscapes, among other things. At the beginning of his career he painted in an impressionist style with a light color. Later his work became more stylized and he no longer allowed himself to be limited by observable reality. Contemporaries appreciated his art, none other than Queen Wilhelmina bought his work 'view of the IJ in Amsterdam' in 1915. He was active as a member of 'Arti et Amicitiae' and 'St. Lucas' in Amsterdam.


previously for salepaintings, watercolours and drawings by Sam van Beek


Sam van Beek | Coloured flowers in a ginger jar, oil on canvas laid down on panel, 18.4 x 24.0 cm, signed l.l.

Sam van Beek

painting • previously for sale

Coloured flowers in a ginger jar

Sam van Beek | Wood owl, watercolour on paper, 25.5 x 19.2 cm, signed l.l.

Sam van Beek

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

Wood owl

Sam van Beek | A view of the 'Munttoren, Amsterdam, pencil and watercolour on board, 43.0 x 34.4 cm, signed l.r. and dated aug. '43

Sam van Beek

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

A view of the 'Munttoren, Amsterdam, 1943

Sam van Beek | A sunday afternoon, West Terschelling, black chalk and watercolour on paper, 21.5 x 27.8 cm, signed l.l. and dated aug. '33

Sam van Beek

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

A sunday afternoon, West Terschelling, 1933

Sam van Beek | A white heron, watercolour on board, 33.0 x 25.5 cm, signed l.r.

Sam van Beek

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

A white heron

Sam van Beek | A flower still life with violets, 19.0 x 24.3 cm, signed l.r.

Sam van Beek

painting • previously for sale

A flower still life with violets


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