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Gerrit Benner artwork • watercolour • drawing • previously for sale Birds, New Year card

Benner G.  | Gerrit Benner, Birds, New Year card, gouache on paper 24.9 x 16.9 cm, signed l.r.

Gerrit Benner

Birds, New Year card
gouache on paper 24.9 x 16.9 cm, signed l.r.

This work on paper was previously for sale.

The subject matter of Gerrit Benner’s paintings was nearly always the Frisian landscape with its sweeping horizons, farmhouses, dunes and cattle grazing on the land. At the same time he was not concerned with purely depicting reality, but expressing his deep admiration for this kind of nature in simple forms and using the same four or five colours. Benner was self taught and worked in the culturally fairly isolated province of Friesland until 1953, when he moved to Amsterdam. Here he was absorbed into the post-war renewal movement that dominated the city’s artistic climate at the time.


Gerrit Benner | A woman in an interior; on the reverse: Composition, watercolour and gouache on paper, 49.5 x 65.5 cm, signed l.l.

Gerrit Benner

watercolour • drawing • for sale

A woman in an interior; on the reverse: Composition

Gerrit Benner | Drowned land, oil on canvas, 80.3 x 100.0 cm, painted in 1954

Gerrit Benner

painting • for sale

Drowned land, 1954

Gerrit Benner | Horseman, gouache on paper, 70.0 x 50.0 cm, signed l.r. and on the reverse and dated circa 1957

Gerrit Benner

watercolour • drawing • for sale

Horseman, ca. 1957

Gerrit Benner | Man, horse and flowers, oil on canvas, 99.5 x 59.3 cm, signed on the reverse and painted ca 1959

Gerrit Benner

painting • for sale

Man, horse and flowers, 1959


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