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George Martens artwork • watercolour • drawing • for sale Two women and a pram

George Martens

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

This work on paper is for sale.

price range: up to 2,500

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

    George Martens

    watercolour • drawing • for sale

    A couple on a chair

    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 | Portrait of a woman, oil on canvas, 50.4 x 50.2 cm, signed l.r. and dated '29

    George Martens

    painting • for sale

    Portrait of a woman, 1929

    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


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