Painting on painter's board.
Alexandrine Kelder Gortmans, born Jakarta 1930 - 1980 The Hague.
Alexandrine Kelder-Gortmans, who signed with her first name, was born on 31 July 1903 in Jakarta (Indonesia). She had a happy childhood in the exotic nature of her native land. In 1916 the family travelled to the Netherlands, but during the trip her mother died and once arrived in The Hague she was scolded on the street for her Indian appearance. As a result, she never wanted to paint a Dutch subject. She married the famous painter/sculptor Toon Kelder and had two children. In 1960 she travelled to the South of France and in the subtropical nature she felt like in her youth. Out of joy, she started to draw. After her husband's death in 1973, she hardly ever painted. Alexandrine has practiced various techniques, pencil, pastel, gouache and oil on board and canvas. Characteristic is the tropical vegetation and the melancholic deep blue-green colours.
Source: Nico van der Endt; Lexicon Dutch naïve art of the twentieth century, Venlo/Antwerp 1995, p. 16-17.
Alexandrine Kelder - Gortmans 1903 Jakarta, Java, Indonesia - 1980 The Hague, the Netherlands.
But a small stain/smudge in a very beautiful condition, not (yet) varnished.
The work can be picked up in Beverwijk or will be sent well packed.
- Alexandrine Kelder Gortmans
- Title of artwork
- Oil on canvas on panel
- Hand signed
- Image size
- 34×26 cm
- Sold with frame