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Jan van Heel artwork • painting • previously for sale Sitting ape

Jan van Heel

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

This 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 | Black doll, oil on canvas, 60.4 x 49.9 cm, signed l.c. and on the reverse and dated on the reverse '64

Jan van Heel

painting • for sale

Black doll

Jan van Heel | Clown's head with autumn leaf, oil on canvas, 60.5 x 50.3 cm, signed l.c.

Jan van Heel

painting • for sale

Clown's head with autumn leaf

Jan van Heel | Oil lamp, gouache on paper, 30.5 x 19.0 cm, signed l.c.

Jan van Heel

watercolour • drawing • for sale

Oil lamp

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