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Edgar Fernhout artwork • painting • previously for sale Spring

Fernhout E.R.J.  | 'Edgar' Richard Johannes Fernhout, Spring, oil on canvas 90.0 x 90.0 cm, signed l.r. and dated '69

Edgar Fernhout

Spring
oil on canvas 90.0 x 90.0 cm, signed l.r. and dated '69

This painting was previously for sale.

Provenance: Ad Dekkers, Gorkum, 1972 (verkregen in ruil voor een werk van hemzelf); M.H. Struycken-van Bruggen.
Literature: tent.cat. 'Jan Toorop, Charley Toorop, Edgar Fernhout, schilderijen', Leiden, Stedelijk Museum De Lakenhal/ Dordrecht, Dordrechts Museum/ Groningen, Groninger Museum, 1972, pag. 66, cat.nr. 61; Aloys van den Berk e.a., 'Fernhout, schilder/painter', Amsterdam 1990, pag. 136, cat.nr. 323; Mieke Rijnders, Ype Koopmans, Aloys van den Berk, ''De sprong is nu gemaakt' - Edgar Fernhout modernist', Deventer/Arnhem 2009, pag. 182, cat.nr. 323 (met afb. in kleur pag. 183); Antoon Erftemeijer, ‘Zó Hollands. Het Hollandse landschap in de Nederlandse kunst sinds 1850’, Haarlem 2011, afb. in kleur pag. 87.
Exhibited: Amsterdam, Galerie Magdalene Sothmann, 'Fernhout, schilderijen', 6-25 okt. 1969; Den Haag, Galerie Nouvelles Images, 'Fernhout, schilderijen', 16 okt.-4 nov. 1970; 'Jan Toorop, Charley Toorop, Edgar Fernhout, schilderijen', Leiden, Stedelijk Museum De Lakenhal, 26 nov. 1971-16 jan. 1972/ Dordrecht, Dordrechts Museum, 28 jan.-5 maart 1972/Groningen, Groninger Museum, 11 maart-9 april 1972; Arnhem, Museum voor Moderne Kunst, ''De sprong is nu gemaakt.' Edgar Fernhout modernist', 14 nov. 2009-14 febr. 2010; Haarlem, Frans Hals Museum/De Hallen, 'Zó Hollands - Het Hollandse landschap in de Nederlandse kunst van 1850 tot heden', 24 juni-11 sept. 2011.

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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