Jan Rijlaarsdam artwork • watercolour • drawing • previously for sale A fond embrace at the bar
Nieuwkoop 1911-2007 Hilversum
A fond embrace at the bar
black chalk and watercolour on paper 35.0 x 27.0 cm, signed l.l.
This work on paper was previously for sale.
The work of Jan Rijlaarsdam is very recognizable. He painted cityscapes and café and bar scenes in a smooth-impressionistic style and initially in a palette that is reminiscent of that of his fellow townsman Breitner. Later his work becomes more colorful. Striking is his preference for the seamy side of city life. Musicians, street vendors, clochards and prostitutes often appear in his paintings. Work by the painter can be found at the Singer Museum in Laren.