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Anton Rooskens

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

This work on paper is for sale.

Price: € 7,500

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    Provenance: Galerie Krikhaar, Amsterdam; the ACE collection, Nederland.

    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 forties and fifties, 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 | Birds, East Indian ink, gouache and oil on paper on board, 67.0 x 83.5 cm, signed l.l. and dated '64

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    Birds, 1964

    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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    Chrysanthemums, ca. 1938-1941

    Anton Rooskens | Composition, oil on board, 49.6 x 35.2 cm, painted ca. mid 50s

    Anton Rooskens

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    Composition, ca. 1953-1957

    Anton Rooskens | Flowers in a vase, oil on canvas, 89.8 x 75.2 cm, signed l.r. and late 1930s

    Anton Rooskens

    painting • for sale

    Flowers in a vase

    Anton Rooskens | Masks, watercolour and gouache on paper, 39.5 x 22.8 cm, signed l.r. and dated '49

    Anton Rooskens

    watercolour • drawing • for sale

    Masks, 1949

    Anton Rooskens | Untitled, gouache on paper, 58.7 x 49.0 cm, signed l.r. and dated '72

    Anton Rooskens

    watercolour • drawing • for sale

    Untitled, 1972


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