Jan van Heel artwork • watercolour • drawing • previously for saleStill life of a white jug
Jan van Heel
Rotterdam 1898-1990 Den Haag
Still life of a white jug
gouache on paper 31.0 x 24.0 cm, signed l.r. and dated '49
This work on paper 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.