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Rooskens J.A.  | Joseph Antoon 'Anton' Rooskens, Composition, oil on board 80.0 x 100.0 cm, signed l.c. and dated '58

Anton Rooskens

Composition
oil on board 80.0 x 100.0 cm, signed l.c. and dated '58

This painting was previously for sale.

Provenance: Galerie Krikhaar, Amsterdam; vermoedelijk: coll. Sanders, Schiedam..
Literature: Ed Wingen, 'Anton Rooskens', uitg. A. van Wiemeersch (Kunstpocket 27), Gent 1970, pag. 15 (met afb. ).

Anton Rooskens had been working as an artist for some time when, in 1945, he made a radical turnabout and began working in a free, unfettered idiom. This led to him to joining the Netherlands Experimental Group and then the Cobra artists. Rooskens drew inspiration for his abstract expressionist pictures from ‘primitive’ African and pre-Columbian art, which had been discovered by many artists after the war. Thus, idols, masks, shields and typical African ornament can be found in nearly all his works of the 40s and 50s, which are also dominated by a lively interplay of lines and liberal use of black. After 1965 the compositions become increasingly colorful. The shapes often have black outlines, and bird motifs in red, yellow and blue are used extensively.


Anton Rooskens | Cambrium, oil on burlap, 38.5 x 46.5 cm, signed l.r. and dated '58

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Anton Rooskens | Chrysanthemums, oil on canvas, 90.0 x 75.4 cm, signed l.r. and painted ca. 1938-1941

Anton Rooskens

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Anton Rooskens

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Anton Rooskens | Figures, gouache on paper, 37.5 x 49.0 cm, signed l.r. and dated '68

Anton Rooskens

watercolour • drawing • for sale

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