Paul Citroen artwork • painting • previously for sale View of the Keizersgracht, Amsterdam
Berlijn 1896-1983 Wassenaar
View of the Keizersgracht, Amsterdam
oil on canvas 44.4 x 60.4 cm, signed l.l.
This painting was previously for sale.
Provenance: Direct aangekocht van de schilder door de ouders van de vorige eigenaar.
Literature: Carole Denninger-Schreuder, 'Schilders van Amsterdam: Vier eeuwen stadsgezichten', Bussum 2000, pag. 144 (met afb. in kleur nr. 129); Carole Denninger, 'Amsterdam – 365 stadsgezichten’, Bussum 2008, nr. 136 (met afb. in kleur); Jan van den Elshout, Myra Landsman-Maas, 'Kunstenaars van De Mallemolen', Alkmaar 2013, pag. 101 afb. in kleur.
Exhibited: Najaarstentoonstelling 1998.
Paul Citroen is best known for his portraits. But he also painted landscapes and cityscapes in different styles. He always gave a different form to what struck him, never falling into a routine. Citroen was born in Berlin in 1896 and studied at the avant-garde Bauhaus in Weimar, which had a decisive influence on his work. In 1927 he settled in Amsterdam.
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