Johan Dijkstra ( 1896- 1978) - Groninger Ploeg - Gezicht in Obergum bij Winsum

Description
Johan Dijkstra ( 1896- 1978) - Groninger Ploeg - Gezicht in Obergum bij Winsum
Etching - Plate signed - 1947

A large and beautiful etching of a village view near Winsum or Obergum at the Winsumerdiep. This etching was issued during an anniversary of the "Vereniging tot behoud van de Beeldende Kunsten" in 1947 of which Johan Dijkstra from the art association the "Groninger Ploeg" or "De Ploeg" was a member, the etching is signed in the lower right. The etching is dated 1947.


Who was Johan Dijkstra:
Johan Dijkstra (Groningen, 23 December 1896 – Groningen, 21 February 1978) was a Dutch artist. He is considered to be one of the most important Groningen artists of the twentieth century. Together with Jan Altink, he founded the Groningen art circle De Ploeg in 1918. It was only in 1924 that he converted to expressionism. In 1926, he became a teacher for a drawing association of Groningen students. As a result of this, he had room to make free work that consisted of paintings and some sculptures. He also made decor designs at staged musical performances, organised by composer Daniël Ruyneman. His first artistic example was Vincent van Gogh. He painted images of the rural and urban life of Groningen and portraits of other Ploeg members.

Lot details
Title of artwork
Gezicht in Obergum bij Winsum
Artist
Johan Dijkstra ( 1896- 1978) - Groninger Ploeg
Year
1947
Technique
Etching
Signature
Plate signed
Sold with frame
Yes
Condition
In good condition
Image size
25×30 cm
Weight
1 kg
Total dimensions
31×41×3 cm
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