Willem Alexander Knip artwork • painting • previously for sale Hôtel Nôtre Dame, Paris
Willem Alexander Knip
Amsterdam 1883-1967 Blaricum
Hôtel Nôtre Dame, Paris
oil on canvas 34.4 x 42.5 cm, signed l.r. and reverso on stretcher
This painting was previously for sale.
Willem Knip is one of the great painters of the Laren school. He was trained as a decorative painter at the Quellinius School in Amsterdam and worked for some time in Chris Lebeau's studio. To break free from decorative influences, he settled in the Gooi around 1900. There he developed a balanced impressionist style. After traveling to Paris, later to Italy and Spain, his colour became airy and light. Popular subjects were landscapes, harbour and cityscapes. Work by this painter is in the possession of Singer Laren, among others.