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Edgar Fernhout artwork • painting • previously for sale A spring bouquet

Fernhout E.R.J.  | 'Edgar' Richard Johannes Fernhout, A spring bouquet, oil on canvas 24.5 x 26.0 cm, signed l.r. with initials and dated 1931

Edgar Fernhout

A spring bouquet
oil on canvas 24.5 x 26.0 cm, signed l.r. with initials and dated 1931

This painting was previously for sale.

Provenance: coll. Hélène Kröller-Müller, Otterlo, daarna door vererving in bezit gekomen van de vorige eigenaar.

The son of Charley Toorop, Edgar Fernhout, grew up in Amsterdam and Bergen surrounded by artists. At the age of 16 he began to paint under the tutelage of his mother, whose influence is evident in his early landscapes, still lifes and portraits. In 1932 he set up in Amsterdam, marrying Rachel Pellekaan two years later, then living in Alassio in Italy for three years and subsequently in Bergen for a period. Over time, Fernhout developed a preference for painting landscapes which spurred him to try increasingly intense experiments with light. His compositions were steadily pared down to emphasise brushstrokes and paint, finally culminating in the abstract grid-like patterns of colour that characterise his work as from the 1960s.

Edgar Fernhout | A flower still life, oil on panel, 40.8 x 31.7 cm, signed l.r. and dated '46

Edgar Fernhout

painting • for sale

A flower still life, 1946

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