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Herman Berserik artwork • painting • previously for sale Doll in a box

Berserik H.  | Hermanus 'Herman' Berserik, Doll in a box, oil on panel 20.5 x 9.0 cm, signed l.c. on the frame and dated 1971

Herman Berserik

Doll in a box
oil on panel 20.5 x 9.0 cm, signed l.c. on the frame and dated 1971

This painting was previously for sale.

Provenance: speciaal vervaardigd voor de vorige eigenaar (Teun Roosenburg), 1971.

Herman Berserik is a member of the Hague Realists. He trained at the city’s Academy of Art from 1939-1944, under Rein Drayer, among others. He then travelled to Paris and was particularly struck by the French Cubists and the École de Paris, which afterwards inspired him in the way he combined realism and Cubism in his still lifes. This led to him joining the painters’ groups Vrij Beelden (Free Images) Verve in The Hague (1951-1957), to which Jan van Heel and Theo Bitter also belonged, and De Realisten (1951-1960). In the late fifties the definitive Berserik style emerged – weird and humorous depictions of everyday reality. As well as still lifes, he is known for his landscapes, interiors, figures and city scenes. He also designed costumes and stage sets for the theatre and book covers for Salamander paperbacks.


Herman Berserik | At the bar; on the reverse: Bikers at the bar, pen and ink on paper, 15.8 x 23.7 cm, signed u.r. and both dated 1966

Herman Berserik

watercolour • drawing • for sale

At the bar; on the reverse: Bikers at the bar

Herman Berserik | Comedia dell'Arte, acrylic on board, 19.0 x 23.5 cm, signed u.r. and dated '92

Herman Berserik

painting • for sale

Comedia dell'Arte

Herman Berserik | Old people watching tv; on the reverse: naked beat, pen and ink on paper, 15.8 x 23.7 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1966

Herman Berserik

watercolour • drawing • for sale

Old people watching tv; on the reverse: naked beat

Herman Berserik | Sketches of a town, pen and ink and watercolour on paper, 15.8 x 23.7 cm, signed l.r. and dated '66-'67

Herman Berserik

watercolour • drawing • for sale

Sketches of a town

Herman Berserik | Sundial and watches, pen and ink on paper, 23.7 x 15.8 cm, signed u.r. and dated 16 aug 66

Herman Berserik

watercolour • drawing • for sale

Sundial and watches

Herman Berserik | Watches under the South Pole, pen and ink on paper, 23.7 x 15.8 cm, signed l.r. and dated 16 aug 1966

Herman Berserik

watercolour • drawing • for sale

Watches under the South Pole


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