Marie Henri Mackenzie artwork • painting • previously for sale In the red-light district, Amsterdam
Marie Henri Mackenzie
Rotterdam 1878-1961 Hilversum
In the red-light district, Amsterdam
oil on canvas 60.1 x 60.1 cm, signed l.l.
This painting was previously for sale.
Marie Henri Mackenzie had a high position with an oil company before he devoted himself entirely to painting at the age of 45. He took lessons with G.H. Breitner in Amsterdam and developed into a spontaneous and lively impressionist, who recorded urban life in his paintings without worrying about details. His favorite subjects were Amsterdam city life and piling, demolition and excavations. He showed himself to be a right-minded pupil of Breitner. His palette was once dark, then again he used strongly contrasting color masses in which yellow and warm red predominate.