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Thijs Rinsemaartist • painter • watercolourist • draughtsman • printmakerDrachten 1877-1947 Smallingerland

biography of Thijs Rinsema

Thijs Rinsema and his younger brother Evert both made a name for themselves as an artist. They were educated as shoemakers, and as such also continued to work during their artistic career. The encounter and friendship (1914-31) with Theo van Doesburg and later with Dadaist Kurt Schwitters gave direction to the style of the brothers. Van Doesburg, founder of De Stijl and Dada in the Netherlands, inspired Thijs in the twenties and thirties to create constructivist performances by, among others, athletes and still lifes, and collage-like works. Thijs Rinsema also painted figuratively, flower still lifes often, which always contain a subtle symbolism.

previously for salepaintings, watercolours, drawings and prints & multiples by Rinsema T.

Thijs Rinsema | composition, oil on canvas, 45.9 x 42.4 cm, signed on the reverse and Painted ca. 1922-1930

Thijs Rinsema

painting • previously for sale


Thijs Rinsema | Jumping horses, linocut on Japanese paper, 22.5 x 27.0 cm, signed l.l. with initials in the plate and painted in the 1970s

Thijs Rinsema

prints & multiples • previously for sale

Jumping horses

Thijs Rinsema | Composition (no. 118), pen, ink and chalk on paper, 26.5 x 23.3 cm, executed ca. 1920

Thijs Rinsema

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

Composition (no. 118)

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