Fedor van Kregten artwork • painting • previously for sale Heathland in Drenthe with sheep
Fedor van Kregten
Diever 1871-1937 Den Haag
Heathland in Drenthe with sheep
oil on canvas 34.2 x 54.8 cm, signed l.r. with initials
This painting was previously for sale.
From the start of his career as an artist, the self-taught Fedor van Kregten had a pronounced preference for painting nature and landscapes. His first areas of work were Drenthe and Overijssel, after which he painted a lot in Twente. In addition to the vast Drenthe moors, landscapes with cows and calves were a favourite subject of the painter. He also liked to devote himself to plant and animal studies. Van Kregten was not a plein air painter. He usually worked out the sketches he made in nature in his studio. It is known that he led a rather withdrawn life, had few contacts with colleagues and was not a member of an artists' association. His many relocations and a family rich in children were probably the cause of this.