Maurits Niekerk artwork • painting • for sale A night out in Brussels at the Place de la Bourse
Amsterdam 1871-1940 Parijs
A night out in Brussels at the Place de la Bourse
oil on canvas laid down on panel 55.9 x 70.0 cm, signed l.l. and painted ca. 1903-1908
This painting is for sale.
Price: € 16,500
The painter, writer and art critic Maurits Niekerk was born in Amsterdam, where he also visited the Rijksacademie. In 1892 he left for Belgium to continue studying at the Academy in Antwerp. Then he settled in the Flemish village of Sint-Martens-Latem. The landscapes, interiors and flower still lifes he painted there are far from the somewhat dark, poetic-realistic style of the early Latem School in their lyrical-impressionist style and quick brush strokes. In 1903 he exchanged the silence of the countryside for the bustle of Brussels, where he took city life as a subject. He died in Paris.