Jan Sluijters (1881 - 1957) - Still life / Stilleven met Venustors

Jan Sluijters (1881 - 1957) - Still life / Stilleven met Venustors
Huile sur toile - Signé à la main

Jan Sluijters, Amsterdam, 1950
Legacy of the artist (1957) to son Rob Sluijters, Arnhem.
Private collection, the Netherlands.

Building Kunstoefening, Arnhem, 1950-07-29 - 1950-09-01, no 42, with description: Stilleven met venustors, 1946, 100 x 80 cm
Stedelijk Museum de Lakenhal, Leiden, 1951-06-01 - 1951-07-15, no 29, mentioning: property of the artist.
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam, 1951-12-17 - 1952-01-28, no 104

Artwork is included in the "Catalogue Raisonné" by Jacqueline de Raad of the 'Rijksbureau voor Kunsthistorische Documentatie (RKD)' in 's-Gravenhage, no. 100568

Jan Sluijters ('s-Hertogenbosch, 17 December 1881 - Amsterdam, 8 May 1957) became a student at the Rijksacademie voor Beeldende Kunsten in 1901, together with Leo Gestel. Gestel and Sluijters continued to keep in touch. In 1904 he won the Prix de Rome and married Bertha Langerhorst. The Prix de Rome earned him a travel stipend, with which he made study trips to Italy and Spain in 1905 and 1906. In 1906 he came in contact with Fauvism in Paris. The jury of the Prix de Rome considers the work he makes too modern from then on and therefore stops his annual allowance. From 1909 to 1911 Sluijters lived and worked in Villa Vita Nuova at Hilversumseweg 22-24 in Laren NH. In 1911 he moved to Amsterdam and visited Paris again with Leo Gestel. In 1913 he married Greet van Cooten, who would also often be a model for his paintings. In 1917, he joined the Hague artists association Pulchri Studio and in 1920, he became a member (with right to vote) of the Amsterdam artists association Arti et Amicitiae. He was also a member of the artist association Sint Lucas. In the years that followed, Sluijters became increasingly famous and the number of exhibitions dedicated to his work increased more and more.

Sluijters painted, in addition to landscapes and city views, mostly portraits. He is best known for his portraits of women, nude or not nude, and for his children's portraits, but to a lesser extent. He also painted people of colour and people from the society. Sluijters painted in all styles, but always figuratively. The painting with which he won the Prix de Rome was still in academic style. Before his introduction to Fauvism and Post-impressionism his style was based on Symbolism and Art Nouveau. Due to his visits to Paris his style became more expressive and matched Cubism and Futurism. During this period he met Kees van Dongen and Piet Mondriaan. Along with Mondriaan and Leo Gestel he also worked in the style of illuminism. This renewed the Dutch art of painting and gained Sluijters a reputation as a pioneer of the Dutch Modernism. This rating is especially true for his work from the period from 1906 to 1916.
After the First World War his experimentation was somewhat diminished and he painted quite realistically but with his distinctive bright use of colour. He painted numerous prominent compatriots on commission and became a society painter.

Sluijters was an inspiration for Piet Mondriaan and the later CoBrA movement.

Informations du lot
Jan Sluijters (1881 - 1957)
Titre de l'oeuvre d'art
Still life / Stilleven met Venustors
Huile sur toile
Signé à la main
Excellent état
Dimensions totales
100×80×5 cm
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