Theo Bitter artwork • watercolour • drawing • previously for saleA view of the river Rhine at Oosterbeek
Den Haag 1916-1994
A view of the river Rhine at Oosterbeek
watercolour on paper 10.3 x 32.0 cm, signed l.l. and on the reverse and dated '52
This work on paper was previously for sale.
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.