Leo Gestel (1881-1941)
The Dutch painter, draughtsman and lithographer Leo (Leendert) Gestel first studied as an art teacher. In 1903, he decided to become a free artist. Leo Gestel was taught by August Allebé and Van der Waay.
Of course, life as a free artist was not easy, so Leo Gestel earned additional money as an illustrator for books and newspapers. In addition, he carried out advertising assignments during his entire life.
Leo Gestel travelled a lot and knew many artists. From 1905, he regularly exhibited at the association of Sint Lucas. Gestel was a member of various artist societies, such as the Modern art circle and the Dutch artist circle.
Leo Gestel was influenced by Dutch Luminism and French movements such as Fauvism. Moreover, Gestel’s work shows signs of Futurism and Cubism. On the end of his carrier, Leo Gestel returned to a more realistic style.
Gestel is considered to belong to the Bergense School. He painted still lifes, horses, landscapes and cityscapes. He is considered one of the best painters of his generation.
Dutch artist Leo Gestel began his artist life in 1904 on an attic floor in the Tweede Jan Steenstraat in Amsterdam. The attic of Gestel became a place where artists and art lovers met.
Origin: the current owner has purchased the work from Gallery Lambert Tegenbosch.
In good condition.
Frame: framed by Monart in 's Hertogenbosch. Exclusive silver-coloured frame, with UV-resistant museum glass, in a mat.
Dimensions image: 19 x 16 cm.
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- Leo Gestel (1881-1941)
- Titre de l'oeuvre d'art
- Staande badgasten
- Gouache, Pastel, Techniques mixtes
- Signé à la main
- Bon état
- Dimensions totales
- 16×19×1 cm