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Kees Verwey (1900-Netherlands-1995)

Kees Verwey (1900-Netherlands-1995)


Flower still life

Mixed media watercolor and pastel on paper

Signed lower left  Kees Verwey

Dated lower right 1963


1963, Netherlands

35.5 x 49.5cm

Including frame and Mirogard glass 50 x 65 cm


  • Kees Verwey (1900-1995)

    The Dutch painter Kees Verwey grows  in a cultural environment. At a young age he became acquainted with the painting collection of his uncle, the poet Albert Verwey. Through another uncle, the architect HP Berlage, the would-be painter meets artists such as Jan Toorop and Richard Roland Holst.


    Verwey is therefore determined at a young age to become an artist and attends various art academies, where he is taught by Samuel Jesserun de Mesquita, among others, but in the end he chooses the Haarlem painter HF Boot as his teacher.

  • Inspiration

    It is known that Verwey Haarlem  hardly comes out and spends most of his time in his studio.


    Yet he is very well aware of all movements within contemporary art. He translates it into his own idiom, but also knows that he cannot break free from the Dutch painting tradition, with its emphasis on still lifes and landscapes and the technical mastery of Rembrandt and Vermeer.

    Within that tradition, Verwey proves to be a great master, who stands out for his fabulous technique and consistent attention to his own universe.

  • provenance

    Kunsthandel Lambert Tegenbosch, Heusden aan de Maas 95016 RZAA

    Art dealer ML de Boer, Amsterdam 5950

    Mr. AJJA van Laarhoven, Oirschot

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