Willy Sluiter artwork • watercolour • drawing • previously for saleBringing out a toast: dirigent Kees Dopper en Ellie Bysterus-Heemskerk
Amersfoort 1873-1949 Den Haag
Bringing out a toast: dirigent Kees Dopper en Ellie Bysterus-Heemskerk
gouache on paper 48.7 x 68.5 cm, signed l.l. and painted circa 1930
This work on paper was previously for sale.
Willy Sluiter had two distinct talents: he painted splendid, impressionist landscapes as well as harbour and city views. He could draw rapidly, able to capture life going on about him in swift, often funny, sketches and watercolours. Sluiter made numerous drawings of his friends and family, the sophisticated beach life in Scheveningen, and the wealthy snow tourists in Switzerland, with which he shows himself to be a chronicler of his times. His talent for drawing led to many commissions for book jackets, illustrations, posters and other forms of advertising. From the nineteen twenties on he was a well-known and highly successful artist.