Harm Kamerlingh Onnes artwork • painting • previously for sale The reunion
Harm Kamerlingh Onnes
Zoeterwoude 1893-1985 Leiden
polychrome glazed earthenware 22.0 x 17.0 cm, signed on the inside with monogram and on the inside dated '75
Harm Kamerlingh Onnes grew up in an artistic family. He first had painting lessons from his father and then attended the Leidse Teekenacademie. His style is completely personal and original and his city views and everyday representations can best be characterised as 20th century genre pieces. They are painted with humour in bold, vivid colours and were usually quite small in size. The painter found his subject matter around where he lived in The Hague, Delft and Voorschoten. He also painted domestic scenes in Midsland on Terschelling, where 'Huize Marijke', the family home, was situated.