Jan Sluijters artwork • watercolour • drawing • for sale St. Nicholas Eve, 1946 with chewing tobacco and Bols in the shoes
Den Bosch 1881-1957 Amsterdam
St. Nicholas Eve, 1946 with chewing tobacco and Bols in the shoes
watercolour on paper 47.5 x 32.2 cm, signed l.l. and executed 1946
This work on paper is for sale.
Price: € 9,500
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.