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Herman Berserik artwork • watercolour • drawing • for sale Churchgoers

Herman Berserik

Churchgoers
gouache on paper 26.0 x 16.5 cm, signed l.l. and dated '82

This work on paper is for sale.

Price: € 5,800

Provenance: Simonis & Buunk 2008: Collectie G.J. Scherpel, Bussum.

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) and, later in 1951, Verve in The Hague, to which Jan van Heel and Theo Bitter also belonged. 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

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At the bar; on the reverse: Bikers at the bar, 1966

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

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

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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

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