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Willy Boers artwork • painting • previously for sale A still life with leek

Boers W.H.F.  | 'Willy' Herman Friederich Boers, A still life with leek, oil on canvas 60.1 x 80.0 cm, signed l.r. and on the reverse and dated 1933 l.r. and on the reverse

Willy Boers

A still life with leek
oil on canvas 60.1 x 80.0 cm, signed l.r. and on the reverse and dated 1933 l.r. and on the reverse

This painting was previously for sale.

Literature: Tent.cat. Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, ‘Tentoonstelling De Onafhankelijken’, 1935, cat.nr. 19; tent.cat. Utrecht, Gerbrands’ Kunsthandel, ‘Willy Boers, Schilderijen en Tekeningen’, 1936, cat.nr. 14; ‘Gerbrands’ Kunsthandel. Willy Boers’, ‘Nieuwe Rotterdamsche Courant, 23 april 1936; ‘Willy Boers. Tentoonstelling van zijn schilderijen en teekeningen in Gerbrands’ Kunsthandel’, 'Utrechtsch Nieuwsblad', 25 april 1936; tent.cat. Bussum, Kunstcentrum Amalia, ‘Willy Boers, schilder. Hubert van Lith, beeldhouwer’, 1936, cat.nr. 11; ‘Expositie Willy Boers. Knappe techniek en zakelijke sfeer’, 'De Bussumsche Courant', 24 okt. 1936; C.A. Schilp, ‘Tentoonstelling in ’t Gildehuis’, 'Amersfoortsch Dagblad', 6 okt. 1937; Elmyra M.H. van Dooren, 'Willy Boers 1905-1978', Naarden 1995, pag. 293.
Exhibited: Amsterdam, Kunstkelder 1934; Den Haag, Kunstzaal Kleykamp, De Kunst in Noord, nov. 1934; Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, ‘Tentoonstelling De Onafhankelijken’, 9-18 febr. 1935; Utrecht, Gerbrands’ Kunsthandel, ‘Willy Boers, Schilderijen en Tekeningen’, 15 april-6 mei 1936, cat.nr. 14; Haarlem, Kunstzaal Reeker, ‘Schilderijen en tekeningen van Willy Boers en Mevr. H. Andereya-Ilcken (Zeeland), 11 mei-5 juni 1936; Bussum, Kunstcentrum Amalia, ‘Willy Boers, schilder. Hubert van Lith, beeldhouwer’, 10-31 oktober 1936; Rotterdam, Kunsthandel ‘De Schakel’, ‘Schilderijen van Willy Boers’, nov.-dec. 1936; Den Haag, Toonzaal 'Kunst van onzen tijd', 'Schilderijen en teekeningen van Willy Boers, Eugénie de Toutchinskaye, aardewerk en tuinplastiek van Brouwer', 12 juni-3 juli 1937; Amersfoort, ’t Gildehuis, ‘Amersfoorts Kunstenaarsgilde’, okt. 1937;

The Amsterdam painter Willy Boers was one of the key figures involved in the post Second World War renewal of visual art in the Netherlands. To this end, he became one of the co-founders of the Vrij Beelden (New Images) group in 1946, that also included Hussem, Roëde and Ouburg, and who exhibited regularly at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. Vrij Beelden painters chose to work in an abstract and experimental style, freely building on existing movements like Cubism, Surrealism and Expressionism. This was in contrast to Cobra artists, who broke away entirely from the prevailing idiom. Boers’ work became completely abstract after 1945, with evident influences from Kandinsky. In 1950, along with artists like Rooskens and Brands, he co-founded the Creation group, in which abstraction and the experimental again played a role. As well as being a naturally talented painter, he was a gifted author, writing many enlightening articles on abstract art.


Willy Boers | Imaginative activity, oil on canvas, 60.0 x 58.0 cm, signed l.r. and gedateerd 1949

Willy Boers

painting • for sale

Imaginative activity, 1949


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