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Rien Poortvliet artwork • statue • sculpture • previously for sale Grouse pair

Poortvliet R.  | Rien Poortvliet, Grouse pair, bronze 19.5 x 22.5 cm

Rien Poortvliet

Grouse pair
bronze 19.5 x 22.5 cm

This sculpture was previously for sale.

Provenance: Coll. H. van Wessel, Ede.

Rien Poortvliet, made famous for his Gnome books, was a skilled and clever draftsman and painter of animals in the wild. Starting out as a book illustrator, he made albums from the 1970s with only drawings and watercolors of birds and other forest animals, clarified with a short text. He called them 'Kijkboek': large-format educational plate works in which certain subjects were portrayed in all their aspects. His animal images were preceded by thorough preliminary studies and long-term observations in nature. Poortvliet strived to make his paintings, drawings and watercolours a story in themselves. He therefore called himself a 'drawing storyteller'. In 1992 the Rien Poortvliet Museum was opened in Middelharnis, entirely devoted to his work.

Rien Poortvliet | Calf, charcoal on paper, 50.0 x 64.9 cm

Rien Poortvliet

watercolour • drawing • for sale


Rien Poortvliet | Landscape with grazing deer, oil on canvas, 24.6 x 30.2 cm, signed l.r.

Rien Poortvliet

painting • for sale

Landscape with grazing deer

Rien Poortvliet | Young deer in the snow, oil on panel, 50.2 x 70.2 cm, signed l.r.

Rien Poortvliet

painting • for sale

Young deer in the snow

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