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Jan van Heel artwork • painting • previously for saleClown in mirror

Heel J.J. van | Johannes Jacobus 'Jan' van Heel, Clown in mirror, oil on canvas 60.3 x 50.3 cm, signed u.c. and dated '53

Jan van Heel

Clown in mirror
oil on canvas 60.3 x 50.3 cm, signed u.c. and dated '53

This framed painting was previously for sale.

The Hague painter Jan van Heel originally painted in a tempered Expressionist style. After a sojourn in Paris in 1946 he gradually abandoned figuration for an entirely personal idiom. He mainly used earthy colours, like russet browns, ochres and yellows for his landscapes, figures and still lifes. Van Heel was extremely active in The Hague artists’ societies Verve and Fugare, in which members were united in trying to break with pre-war artistic convention. However they were less radical than the Amsterdam Experimentalists and the Cobra group.

Jan van Heel | Sitting ape, oil on board, 60.0 x 50.0 cm, signed l.r. and dated '41

Jan van Heel

painting • for sale

Sitting ape, 1941

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