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Ferdinand Erfmann artwork • watercolour • drawing • previously for sale Spectators

Erfmann F.G.  | 'Ferdinand' George Erfmann, Spectators, chalk on paper 21.3 x 27.4 cm, signed l.c. and executed on 'August 9th 1928 Amsterdam'

Ferdinand Erfmann

Spectators
chalk on paper 21.3 x 27.4 cm, signed l.c. and executed on 'August 9th 1928 Amsterdam'

This work on paper was previously for sale.

Ferdinand Erfmann was born into a family of actors in Rotterdam and besides drawing and paintingregularly performed on stage before the First World War. The two professions merged in his paintings of the worlds of the stage and the circus. His chief subject however was women: burly bathers, factory girls, female athletes and prostitutes – referred to by Erfmann as ‘mastodonten’ – immortalised in a flat, schematic figurative style that he characterised as ‘psychological synthetic realism’ and which shared some of the hallmarks of the New Objectivist movement that became popular in the Netherlands in the 1920s. In the 1930s, inspired by his travels in the Mediterranean, Erfmann mostly painted neoclassical landscapes and mythical figures.


Ferdinand Erfmann | A kiss on the rooftop, pencil and watercolour on paper, 15.0 x 13.0 cm

Ferdinand Erfmann

watercolour • drawing • for sale

A kiss on the rooftop

Ferdinand Erfmann | Sunbather, oil on canvas, 50.0 x 70.4 cm, signed l.l. with monogram and dated 1958

Ferdinand Erfmann

painting • for sale

Sunbather, 1958

Ferdinand Erfmann | The German waitress, pen, ink and pencil on paper, 21.0 x 18.9 cm, signed l.r.

Ferdinand Erfmann

watercolour • drawing • for sale

The German waitress

Ferdinand Erfmann | The kiss, pencil and watercolour on paper, 50.0 x 32.7 cm

Ferdinand Erfmann

watercolour • drawing • for sale

The kiss


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