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Henk Melgers artwork • painting • previously for sale Grinding the sickle

Melgers H.J.  | Hendrik Johan 'Henk' Melgers, Grinding the sickle, oil on canvas 100.2 x 70.1 cm, signed l.l. and dated '25

Henk Melgers

Grinding the sickle
oil on canvas 100.2 x 70.1 cm, signed l.l. and dated '25

This painting was previously for sale.

Provenance: W. Rueb, Amsterdam; Kunsthandel Simonis & Buunk, Ede; coll. Kees en Jarmila Kamerbeek, Amersfoort; part. coll. Wassenaar.
Literature: Mariëtta Jansen, ‘Henk Melgers – kunstenaar tussen De Ploeg, De Onafhankelijken en de Socialistische Kunstenaars Kring’in: 'bezield met meer of minder moderne geest', 'Ekke A. Kleima, George G. Martens, Henk Melgers, Alida J. Pott, Jannes de Vries', Groningen 2003, pag. 126, afb. 90; Cees Kamerbeek, Jarmila Kamerbeek, Marjan de Man, Onno Maurer, 'Jongkind tot Van der Leck: de passie van een collectioneur. Collectie Kamerbeek', Amersfoort 2007, pag. 208, 77 (met afb. in kleur pag. 209).
Exhibited: Amersfoort, Museum Flehite, 'Jongkind tot Van der Leck, de passie van een collectioneur: Collectie Kamerbeek', 21 jan.-8 april 2007.

The Groningen Expressionist Henk Melgers trained at the Minerva Academy of Art and became a member of De Ploeg in 1926. The landscapes and portraits of his early Ploeg years are characterised by divisionism: he built up his compositions from brushstrokes placed next to each other. With regard to colour and form, these are close to the work of his fellow Ploeg members. After his move to Zeegse in north Drenthe in 1927 his subject matter changed to farm landscapes with figures and scenes of an anecdotal nature. His style became increasingly more impressionist realism. After 1933 he lived for a time in Amsterdam.

Henk Melgers | A farmer's wedding couple, gouache on paper, 41.0 x 54.5 cm, signed l.r.

Henk Melgers

watercolour • drawing • for sale

A farmer's wedding couple

Henk Melgers | Circus couple, gouache on paper, 50.0 x 40.5 cm, signed l.l.

Henk Melgers

watercolour • drawing • for sale

Circus couple

Henk Melgers | Drinking peasants, Drenthe, oil on canvas, 68.3 x 74.6 cm, signed l.l. and on the reverse and painted ca. 1928

Henk Melgers

painting • for sale

Drinking peasants, Drenthe, ca. 1928

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