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George Martens artwork • watercolour • drawing • for sale A couple on a chair

Martens G.G.  | Gijsbert 'George' Martens | Watercolours and drawings offered for sale | A couple on a chair, gouache on paper 85.6 x 64.6 cm
Martens G.G.  | Gijsbert 'George' Martens | Watercolours and drawings offered for sale | A couple on a chair, gouache on paper 85.6 x 64.6 cm

George Martens

A couple on a chair
gouache on paper 85.6 x 64.6 cm

This work on paper is for sale.

Price: € 6,500

George Martens was among the founders of the Groningen artists' collective De Ploeg in 1918. Already an established name at the time, he enjoyed particular success as a portraitist. Influenced by artists like Jan Wiegers, he adopted a more rapid and immediate technique, with a free and lavish use of colour. Martens depicted a diverse range of subjects: the city of Groningen, landscapes, still lifes, portraits, figural studies and his signature scenes of fairs and circuses. Boats were another favourite subject. After 1929 his work becomes less wild in character, with the alternating use of a palette knife and brush to produce a smooth paint surface. Aside from paintings, Martens also made posters, woodcuts and tapestry designs.


George Martens | A view of the Paterswold lake, Groningen, oil on canvas, 33.0 x 48.0 cm, signed l.r. and dated '30

George Martens

painting • for sale

A view of the Paterswold lake, Groningen, 1930

George Martens | Reclining nude, oil on canvas, 38.2 x 61.6 cm, signed u.r. and dated '34

George Martens

painting • for sale

Reclining nude, 1934

George Martens | Reclyning nude, oil on canvas, 80.3 x 64.7 cm, signed l.r. and dated '29

George Martens

painting • for sale

Reclyning nude

George Martens | Two women and a pram, ink on paper, 26.0 x 21.2 cm, signed l.l. and dated '34

George Martens

watercolour • drawing • for sale

Two women and a pram, 1934


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