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Gerrit Benner artwork • watercolour • drawing • previously for sale Sea and clouds

Benner G.  | Gerrit Benner, Sea and clouds, gouache on paper 51.0 x 66.0 cm, signed l.r. and painted circa 1951

Gerrit Benner

Sea and clouds
gouache on paper 51.0 x 66.0 cm, signed l.r. and painted circa 1951

This work on paper was previously for sale.

Provenance: Galerie Van Hulsen, Leeuwarden; part. bezit.
Exhibited: Duitsland, Bochum, Stadtische Kunstgalerie Bochum, Gerrit Benner, 1960, afb. pag. 25.

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 | 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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