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Armand Ferdinand Xavier Bouten artwork • watercolour • drawing • for sale Swimmers

Armand Ferdinand Xavier Bouten

watercolour on paper 15.5 x 21.7 cm, signed u.r. and painted in 1920's

This work on paper is for sale.

Price: € 3,500

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The Dutch expressionist Armand Bouten has long remained unknown to the general public. In the 1920s and 1930s, he and his wife, the artist Hanny Korevaar, traveled throughout Europe: France, Eastern Europe, Hungary, Paris, Berlin, Brussels, before returning to Amsterdam in the 1940s. Initially, Bouten's oeuvre shows a colorful optimism, with landscapes and party scenes, but gradually a darker palette and more melancholic themes take over. His social commitment means that he puts people, as victims of industrial society, at the center of his work. In 2008/2009, the Groninger Museum showed the first retrospective of Bouten's work, which meant a renewed acquaintance with an idiosyncratic expressionist.

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