Jan Wiegers artwork • painting • previously for sale The church of St. Vincent-de-Paul, Paris
Kommerzijl 1893-1959 Amsterdam
The church of St. Vincent-de-Paul, Paris
oil on canvas 71.0 x 60.6 cm, signed l.r. and dated '31
This painting was previously for sale.
Jan Wiegers is one of the best known Dutch Expressionists and a founding member of the Groningen Ploeg group. Of all the painters who were members, he was the most internationally inclined. During a stay in Davos, Switzerland, from 1920 to 1922, he met the German Expressionist Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. Thereafter his work was characterised by vibrant colours, with a free, yet powerful handling of line and form. Wiegers’s oeuvre had a huge variety of motifs, including his Swiss subject matter, Groningen landscapes, nudes, still lifes, interiors and portraits. He also produced etchings and woodcuts.