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Carel Willink artwork • painting • previously for sale Museum gate by night (Rijksmuseum)

Willink A.C.  | Albert 'Carel' Willink, Museum gate by night (Rijksmuseum), oil on canvas 66.3 x 52.5 cm, signed l.r. and dated '50

Carel Willink

Museum gate by night (Rijksmuseum)
oil on canvas 66.3 x 52.5 cm, signed l.r. and dated '50

This painting was previously for sale.

Provenance: coll. dr. I. Swelheim, Amsterdam; collectie Loek Brons, Amsterdam; part. bezit.
Literature: Amsterdam, Kunsthandel Huinck & Scherjon, 'A.C. Willink', 1950, 8; Walter Kramer, 'Willink', Den Haag 1973, pag. 139, afb. 157; Amersfoort, Zonnehof, 'Willink 75 jaar', 1974, 10-157; H.L.C. Jaffé, ‘Willink’, Vol. III, Amsterdam 1986, pag. 227, 224 (met afb.).
Exhibited: Amsterdam, Kunsthandel Huinck & Scherjon, 'A.C. Willink', 23 okt.-18 nov. 1950; Amersfoort, Zonnehof, 'Willink 75 jaar', 19 dec. 1974-2 maart 1975.

Carel Willink is best known for his portraits, landscapes and city images in a magical-realistic style. He started painting at the age of 18 when he studied architecture in Delft. From this early period only a few portraits and a few landscapes have been preserved. The style is naturalistic with expressive colors and shows the beginning of a tendency to simplify forms. This can be traced back to his admiration for the work of Paul Cézanne during this period. In 1919 Willink finally chose the painting profession and moved to Berlin, where he painted mainly geometric-abstract compositions. It was only in the nineteen thirties that he began painting the realism for which he became so famous.

Carel Willink | A farm with tree, oil on canvas, 48.0 x 34.3 cm, signed u.r. and painted 1918

Carel Willink

painting • for sale

A farm with tree

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