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Willem Hussemartist • painterRotterdam 1900-1974 Den Haag

biography of 'Willem' Frans Karel Hussem

The Hague artist Willem Hussem initially painted naturalist landscapes and still lifes, During an extended stay in France, from 1933 to 1936, he met Picasso and became acquainted with indigenous art, the influences of which are visible in his work from about 1940 on. It was from the same period that his work is marked by abstraction and experimentation. During the fifties calligraphy became a major inspirational source for the painter. This led initially to all kinds of expressive forms and later, in the sixties, to balanced compositions of lines, colours and forms against a monochrome background. In 1949, as a Hague painter, Hussem joined the Amsterdam artists’ society Vrij Beelden (Free Images), which in 1955 became Liga Nieuw Beelden (New Images Alliance). In 1960 he joined the Hague painting group Fugare, whose members were against the ‘arbitrary’ aspect of Abstract Expressionism as practised, for instance, by the Cobra group. Artistically speaking, Hussem’s most productive years were the late nineteen fifties and early sixties.


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Willem Hussem | Abstract composition, oil on concrete, 45.3 x 100.0 cm, executed ca. 1957

Willem Hussem

painting • for sale

Abstract composition, 1957

Willem Hussem | Composition, oil on canvas, 50.7 x 60.6 cm, signed l.c. with initials and dated '66

Willem Hussem

painting • for sale

Composition, 1966

Willem Hussem | Composition, oil on canvas, 113.0 x 130.0 cm, signed on the reverse and dated '58 on the reverse

Willem Hussem

painting • for sale

Composition, 1958

Willem Hussem | Composition 1959, oil on canvas, 80.4 x 100.2 cm, signed on the reverse and dated '59 on the reverse

Willem Hussem

painting • for sale

Composition 1959, 1959


previously for salepaintings by Willem Hussem


Willem Hussem | Composition, oil on canvas, 46.0 x 55.0 cm, signed on the reverse and dated '50 on the reverse

Willem Hussem

painting • previously for sale

Composition

Willem Hussem | Composition, oil on paper, 35.7 x 34.8 cm, signed on the reverse

Willem Hussem

painting • previously for sale

Composition

Willem Hussem | Untitled, oil on canvas, 65.1 x 80.5 cm, signed l.l. with initials and dated '58 l.l. and on stretcher

Willem Hussem

painting • previously for sale

Untitled


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