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Jan Weissenbruch artwork • painting • previously for sale Daily activities in a Dutch town in summer

Weissenbruch J.  | Johannes 'Jan' Weissenbruch, Daily activities in a Dutch town in summer, oil on panel 34.8 x 50.9 cm, signed l.r. and with initials on the reverse and dated '44

Jan Weissenbruch

Daily activities in a Dutch town in summer
oil on panel 34.8 x 50.9 cm, signed l.r. and with initials on the reverse and dated '44

This painting was previously for sale.

Jan Weissenbruch was one of the key exponents of realism in Dutch landscape painting in the 1950s and 60s. He studied at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, and afterwards concentrated specifically on painting scenes from street life in the Netherlands’ old cities, and in towns situated on the major rivers. Although Weissenbruch’s work is rooted in the romantic tradition, he is gradually moving away from this style, favouring a more impressionistic approach. He has an eye for light and atmosphere, aspects that were further developed by the artists of the Hague School.


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