Anton Koster artwork • painting • previously for sale Tulip fields in spring
Terneuzen 1859-1937 Haarlem
Tulip fields in spring
oil on canvas laid down on board 29.8 x 43.7 cm, signed l.r.
This painting was previously for sale.
The landscape artist Anton Koster was born in Zeeland. In 1880 he settled for a time in The Hague, where he trained in painting at the city’s academy of art. He then embarked on a two-year study trip to the Pyrenees. The sense of warm, vibrant colours he encountered there was practically translated into his work after 1902, when he moved permanently to Haarlem and then settled in nearby Heemstede to concentrate on painting the bulb fields. Even to this day he is still one of the most gifted exponents of the genre.