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Leo Gestel artwork • watercolour • drawing • previously for saleStill life with jars, cup and saucer and a fruit bowl

Gestel L.  | Leendert 'Leo' Gestel, Still life with jars, cup and saucer and a fruit bowl, black chalk on paper 73.5 x 98.3 cm, signed l.r. and dated '21

Leo Gestel

Still life with jars, cup and saucer and a fruit bowl
black chalk on paper 73.5 x 98.3 cm, signed l.r. and dated '21

This work on paper was previously for sale.

Provenance: coll. Piet Boendermaker, Bergen, inv.nr. 238; coll. S.B. Slijper, Blaricum, inv.nr. 1324.
Literature: Piet Spijk, 'De Bergense School en Piet Boendermaker, kunstverzamelaar in Amsterdam en Bergen', Zwolle 1997, pag. 229; Piets Spijk, 'Mecenas van de Bergense School', Zwolle 2015, pag. 262.

Leo Gestel’s work shows influences from Impressionism, Luminism, Fauvism and Cubism. His talent, however, ensures an entirely personal, Dutch interpretation of these international art movements. Along with Jan Sluijters he is considered one of the two leading Dutch modernists. After 1915 he worked mainly in Bergen and was part of the Bergen School. He is best known for his landscapes, still lifes and portraits. His work is represented in almost every leading Dutch museum.


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