Jan Sluijters artwork • watercolour • drawing • previously for sale A portrait of a girl
Den Bosch 1881-1957 Amsterdam
A portrait of a girl
mixed media on paper 66.0 x 52.0 cm, signed u.l.
This work on paper was previously for sale.
Jan Sluijters along with Leo Gestel and Piet Mondrian belongs to the first early modernists. He trained at the Amsterdam Rijksacademie. He then moved to Paris (1904-1907) where his introduction to the work of Van Gogh, Cézanne and the Fauves, including Gauguin, led to him developing an entirely new visual idiom. Sluijters sought to express powerful inner feelings in his work by changing visible forms and applying an exuberant, non-realistic use of colour. Landscapes only occur in his earlier work: later he had a distinct preference for still-lifes, nudes and portraits.