Gerard Westermann artwork • painting • for sale Figures standing beside a draught horse
Leeuwarden 1880-1971 Amsterdam
Figures standing beside a draught horse
oil on canvas 77.0 x 100.0 cm, signed l.l.
This painting is for sale.
Price: € 4,500
Shortly before 1900 Gerard Westermann, from Leeuwarden, started his education at the Rijksacademie in Amsterdam. He thus followed in the footsteps of fellow townsman J.H. Jurres, who had become a celebrated painter after his time at the academy in Amsterdam. Dream and history are initially Westermann's sources of inspiration. He idiosyncratically chooses his genre: knights, romantic scenes, figures and amazons, but also Amsterdam cityscapes. His rich oeuvre shows a great gift for portraying figures, horses and riders, portrayed in strong colors and shapes, often touching expressionism. Westermann was a board member of Arti en St. Lucas for many years and taught at the academy between 1918 and 1945, where he started his artistic career.