Willem Dooijewaard artwork • painting • previously for sale A ballerina 'Ecole de ballet du Nice'
Amsterdam 1892-1980 Blaricum
A ballerina 'Ecole de ballet du Nice'
oil on painter's board 39.8 x 20.6 cm, signed l.r.
This painting was previously for sale.
The painter Willem Dooijewaard was an avid traveler. Between 1913 and 1932 he traveled with short breaks through Indonesia, Japan, Mongolia and Tibet. With a broad, gentle brushstroke he captured the life and color of these exotic countries. Figures occupy an important place in his oeuvre, while he occasionally painted landscapes, cityscapes and a single still life of flowers. After 1932 he settled in Laren. In 1938 he spent some time in Nice, where he completed special ballet studies.