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Theo Bitter artwork • painting • previously for saleInterior (the painter's studio at the Riouwstraat)

Bitter T.  | Theodorus 'Theo' Bitter, Interior (the painter's studio at the Riouwstraat), oil on canvas 120.2 x 97.9 cm, signed l.r. and on the reverse and dated Mei '47
Bitter T.  | Theodorus 'Theo' Bitter, Interior (the painter's studio at the Riouwstraat), oil on canvas 120.2 x 97.9 cm, signed l.r. and on the reverse and dated Mei '47

Theo Bitter

Interior (the painter's studio at the Riouwstraat)
oil on canvas 120.2 x 97.9 cm, signed l.r. and on the reverse and dated Mei '47

This framed painting was previously for sale.

Provenance: Victorine Hefting (oud-directeur Haags Gemeentemuseum); bruikleen aan de dichter Gerrit Achterberg, Leusden; coll. Bert Bakker, Amsterdam.
Literature: tent.cat. Den Haag, Haags Gemeentemuseum, 'Eerste tentoonstelling Haagse kunstenaars', 1947, cat.nr. 18.
Exhibited: Den Haag, Haags Gemeentemuseum, 'Eerste tentoonstelling Haagse kunstenaars', 11 mei-8 juni 1947; Den Haag, Haags Historisch Museum, 'Eenmaal. Andermaal...!', 7 mei-30 sept. 2012; Eelde, Museum de Buitenplaats, ‘De Appel. Tussen schuld en onschuld’, 24 sept-27 nov. 2016. .

Theo Bitter was a versatile artist. He painted, made watercolours, drawings, stage sets for the Hague Comedy theatre, murals and mosaics. He was also a co-founder and active member of The Hague’s post-war painters’ group Verve and later of Fugare (1960-67), to which the painters Jan van Heel, Willem Hussem and Jaap Nanninga belonged. After training at The Hague Academy of Art, Bitter initially painted in a naïve realist style. After a brief period of abstraction, from the fifties on he turned to painting in a lyrical realist manner.


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