Piet van Wijngaerdt artwork • watercolour • drawing • previously for sale A child and a balloon saleswoman
Piet van Wijngaerdt
Amsterdam 1873-1964 Abcoude
A child and a balloon saleswoman
pastel on paper 36.8 x 34.7 cm, signed l.r.
This work on paper was previously for sale.
The Amsterdam painter Piet van Wijngaerdt is regarded, together with Henri Le Fauconnier, as the theorist founder of the Bergen School. He painted landscapes, figures and powerful still lifes in a Cubist-Expressionist style, in which unexpected colour contrasts and the effects of light and shade were important means of expression. For his flowers he chose distinctive forms like amaryllis, lily and gladiolus. For his landscapes he drew inspiration from the farmlands to the south of Amsterdam. After 1941 he worked mainly in and around Abcoude.