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Willy Boers artwork • painting • previously for saleNiets gaat verloren

Boers W.H.F.  | 'Willy' Herman Friederich Boers, Niets gaat verloren, oil on board 56.8 x 60.8 cm, signed l.c. and dated 1953

Willy Boers

Niets gaat verloren
oil on board 56.8 x 60.8 cm, signed l.c. and dated 1953

This framed painting was previously for sale.

Provenance: Dienst voor 's Rijks Verspreide Kunstvoorwerpen, Den Haag (nu: Instituut Collectie Nederland, Amsterdam), 1957, inv.nr. SZ 10105, inv./cat.nr. 3699.
Literature: tent.cat. Utrecht, De Utrechtse Kring, 'Willy Boers, schilderijen, gouaches. Greet van Amstel, plastiek', 1953, cat.nr. 14; Johan D., 'Tentoonstelling Pictura', 'Nieuwsblad van het Noorden', 30 jan. 1954; tent.cat. Groningen, Kunstlievend Genootschap Pictura,'Willy Boers, Greet van Amstel', 1954, cat.nr. 14; Elmyra M.H. van Dooren, 'Willy Boers 1905-1978', Naarden 1995, pag. 311; Arjen Kok e.a., 'Niets gaat verloren: twintig jaar selectie en afstoting uit Nederlandse museale collecties', Amsterdam 2007, pag. 13-15 \9met afb. in kleur pag. 15)
Exhibited: Utrecht, De Utrechtse Kring, 'Willy Boers, schilderijen, gouaches. Greet van Amstel, plastiek', 14 nov.-6 dec. 1953; Groningen, Kunstlievend Genootschap Pictura, 'Willy Boers, Greet van Amstel', 23 jan.-7 febr. 1954.

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, which 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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