Wobbe Alkema artwork • painting • previously for sale Composition no. 14
Borger 1900-1984 Kampen
Composition no. 14
oil on board 55.0 x 64.7 cm, signed l.r. with initials and dated '60
This painting was previously for sale.
Literature: tent.cat. Groningen, Groninger Museum, 'Wobbe Alkema', 1960, cat.nr. 42.
Exhibited: Groningen, Groninger Museum, 'Wobbe Alkema', 26 nov.-21 dec. 1960.
Wobbe Alkema was a painter, printmaker, draughtsman, architect and designer was a member of two Groningen painting groups, De Ploeg (1924-1925, 1951) and Het Narrenschip (1951-1957). Alkema’s early work was at first geometric abstraction, influenced by work by Belgian contemporaries and Constructivist artists like Wassily Kandinsky, El Lissitsky and Paul Klee. After 1945 his work reveals a greater use of diverse forms and a certain affinity with reality, as his compositions invoke references to people and their environment.
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