Louis Schrikkel artwork • painting • previously for sale A married couple
Amsterdam 1902-1995 Den Haag
A married couple
oil on canvas 30.2 x 50.0 cm, signed l.l. and painted circa 1940
This painting was previously for sale.
Louis Schrikkel combined a long career as an artist with a job as a professional serviceman, giving him, as he said, the freedom to choose his own path. He trained at the Rijksacademie in Amsterdam and immediately thereafter travelled to Belgium and France to gain experience. While there, he laid the basis for his later signature style, characterised by colourful compositions of people in their daily activities and surroundings, depicted in highly simplified motifs. Often, his pictures are humorous synopses of reality. Schrikkel is considered a New Realist painter.