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Willem Gerard Hofkerartist • painter • watercolourist • draughtsmanDen Haag 1902-1981 Amsterdam

biography of Willem Gerard Hofker

Willem Hofker, zoon van een hoge PTT-ambtenaar die bevriend was met de Tachtigers Isaac Israels, G.H. Breitner en Willem Witsen, kreeg een gedegen schildersopleiding, eerst aan de Academie in Den Haag, daarna aan de Rijksacademie Amsterdam. Daarna ontwikkelde hij zich tot een knap tekenaar en impressionist en bouwde hij een reputatie op als portretschilder. Hij bezat de gave om persoonlijkheid en karakter op levendige wijze te suggereren. Een opdracht om het portret van koningin Wilhelmina te schilderen voor de KPM leidde tot een verblijf in Indonesië, samen met zijn vrouw Maria Rueter. Van 1938 tot 1946 woonden beiden op Bali, waar werd geschetst en geschilderd. Na hun terugkeer wijdde Hofker zich vooral aan portretten en stadsgezichten, die hij dikwijls in opdracht vervaardigde.


previously for salepaintings, watercolours and drawings by Hofker W.G.


Willem Gerard Hofker | A declaration of love, oil on panel, 8.4 x 6.0 cm, signed on the reverse and dated 1929 on the reverse

Willem Gerard Hofker

painting • previously for sale

A declaration of love

Willem Gerard Hofker | A lock in Hindeloopen, chalk on paper, 15.8 x 21.7 cm, signed u.r. and dated 'Hindeloopen 1952' u.r.

Willem Gerard Hofker

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

A lock in Hindeloopen

Willem Gerard Hofker | A portrait of Edith, conté on paper, 37.0 x 33.0 cm, signed u.r. and dated '60

Willem Gerard Hofker

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

A portrait of Edith

Willem Gerard Hofker | A portrait of Edith, conté on paper, 32.7 x 30.0 cm, signed l.l. and on the reverse and dated 1960 l.l. and on the reverse

Willem Gerard Hofker

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

A portrait of Edith

Willem Gerard Hofker | A portrait of Gerda, conté on paper, 40.3 x 30.3 cm, signed l.r. and dated '61

Willem Gerard Hofker

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

A portrait of Gerda

Willem Gerard Hofker | A portrait of Jet, conté on paper, 16.0 x 12.0 cm, signed u.r. and dated 1960

Willem Gerard Hofker

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

A portrait of Jet

Willem Gerard Hofker | A portrait of Koosje in profile, conté on paper, 43.0 x 31.0 cm, signed u.l.

Willem Gerard Hofker

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

A portrait of Koosje in profile

Willem Gerard Hofker | A portrait of Saskia, conté on paper, 38.5 x 27.0 cm, signed l.l.

Willem Gerard Hofker

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

A portrait of Saskia

Willem Gerard Hofker | A reclining nude, conté on paper, 27.8 x 37.4 cm, signed u.l. and dated 1955

Willem Gerard Hofker

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

A reclining nude

Willem Gerard Hofker | A seated nude, conté on paper, 41.0 x 36.5 cm, signed u.r. and dated 1955

Willem Gerard Hofker

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

A seated nude

Willem Gerard Hofker | A still life with yellow roses, oil on canvas, 26.0 x 30.6 cm, signed l.l. and dated 1952

Willem Gerard Hofker

painting • previously for sale

A still life with yellow roses

Willem Gerard Hofker | A study of cellists, conté on paper, 12.4 x 11.0 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1956

Willem Gerard Hofker

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

A study of cellists

Willem Gerard Hofker | Allotment garden, oil on canvas, 40.2 x 30.2 cm, signed l.l. and dated 1956

Willem Gerard Hofker

painting • previously for sale

Allotment garden

Willem Gerard Hofker | Canal house Herengracht 500, Amsterdam, oil on canvas, 90.3 x 45.3 cm, signed r.b. and dated 1952

Willem Gerard Hofker

painting • previously for sale

Canal house Herengracht 500, Amsterdam

Willem Gerard Hofker | House on the Munnickenveld in Hoorn, oil on panel, 21.5 x 14.8 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1927

Willem Gerard Hofker

painting • previously for sale

House on the Munnickenveld in Hoorn

Willem Gerard Hofker | Houses along the Gelderse Kade, Amsterdam, oil on panel, 24.2 x 27.8 cm, signed l.r. and on the reverse and dated 1931 l.r. and on the reverse

Willem Gerard Hofker

painting • previously for sale

Houses along the Gelderse Kade, Amsterdam

Willem Gerard Hofker | Reguliersgracht corner Keizersgracht, Amsterdam, oil on canvas, 50.5 x 40.4 cm, signed l.l. and dated 1958

Willem Gerard Hofker

painting • previously for sale

Reguliersgracht corner Keizersgracht, Amsterdam

Willem Gerard Hofker | The Hamann quartet, conté on paper, 12.0 x 15.0 cm, signed u.l. and dated 1956

Willem Gerard Hofker

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

The Hamann quartet

Willem Gerard Hofker | The Hamann quartet, conté on paper, 18.5 x 13.5 cm, signed l.l.

Willem Gerard Hofker

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

The Hamann quartet

Willem Gerard Hofker | Two violinists (study), conté on paper, 18.5 x 13.5 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1957

Willem Gerard Hofker

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

Two violinists (study)


for salepaintings, watercolours and drawings by Hofker W.G.


Willem Gerard Hofker | A view of the Sint-Maartenskerk, Zaltbommel, black and coloured chalk on paper, 43.2 x 33.0 cm, signed u.l. and l.r. and dated 1960

Willem Gerard Hofker

watercolour • drawing • for sale

A view of the Sint-Maartenskerk, Zaltbommel, 1960


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