Jac. de Vries artwork • painting • previously for sale Tavern in Haarlem
Jac. de Vries
Sneek 1907-1970 Groningen
Tavern in Haarlem
oil on canvas 40.2 x 30.5 cm, signed l.r. with monogram and painted ca. 1965
This painting was previously for sale.
Jacob Sijbout de Vries painted landscapes, plants and flowers, but also cityscapes and crowds (cafes, markets). Initially his style is impressionistic, later he worked in tighter lines and surfaces. The attractive thing about his paintings is the use of color: his tones are muted and restrained, creating a harmonious image. De Vries was born in Sneek, but spent most of his life in Haarlem. There he studied at the School of Arts and Crafts. He learned the painting profession from Henri Frédéric Boot, nestor of the Haarlem School, and from the expressionist Roelof Klein. In 1967 the painter returned to Friesland.