Herman Kruyder artwork • watercolour • drawing • previously for sale The beech tree
Lage Vuursche 1881-1935 Amsterdam
The beech tree
chalk and watercolour on paper 63.1 x 49.5 cm, signed l.l. and executed ca. 1917-1918
This work on paper was previously for sale.
Originally destined to become a house painter, Herman Kruyder developed into one of the most important representatives of expressionism in the Netherlands. He no longer painted visible reality but his inner life, and used subjects that he derived from the country life around him: the village and the people, animals and flowers. Even the portraits he painted are separate from reality and bear witness to a deep, sometimes almost tormented, inner life.