Kees Verwey (1900 - 1995) was a Dutch painter, watercolorist and draftsman. Verwey studied 1918-1919 at the School of Art and Applied Arts in Haarlem and 1925-1926 at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam. He was a pupil of Henri Boot, the founder of the Haarlem School and of Samuel Jessurun de Mesquita and Johannes Hendricus Jurres. He made, among other things, (flower) still lifes, portraits, watercolors and studio pieces, in which his own studio at the Spaarne in Haarlem functioned as a setting. He remained active until his old age. His style stems from impressionism. Influences of Breitner and Seurat's divisionism led him to a personal synthesis of impressionism and colorism.
This work was part of the Rosa Spier House art collection.