André van der Vossen - Abstracte compositie

Description
André van der Vossen - Abstracte compositie
Chalk and charcoal on paper - Signed

Beautiful abstract drawing on paper by the Dutch artist André van der Vossen.

The work dates back to the 1950s, is 40 x 58 cm and slightly discoloured. A small corner in the lower left is missing.

About the artist:
André van der Vossen (Haarlem, 26 February 1893 – Overveen, 17 May 1963) was a Dutch graphic designer, painter and draughtsman. In 1915, he studied at the ‘School voor Bouwkunde, Versierende Kunsten en Kunstambachten’ in Haarlem which included a course on woodcut technique. He also obtained his training here as a designer. He also designed book bindings.

From 1917 to 1933, Van der Vossen was affiliated with the company Joh. Enschedé & Zonen, Haarlem. In 1920, André van der Vossen participated for the first time in the competition to renew the Dutch stamp. In 1948, he started painting in an abstract manner and in 1949 he started participating annually in the Salon des Realités Nouvelles (until 1956).

In 1953, he received his appointment as a lecturer at the Aesthetic Design Service of the PTT.

Van der Vossen died in 1963, and a commemorative exhibition was put on display at the Haarlem museum Huis van Looy.

Lot details
Artist
André van der Vossen
Title of artwork
Abstracte compositie
Technique
Chalk and charcoal on paper
Signature
Signed
Period
1950-1959
Condition
Used
Image size
40×58 cm
Sold with frame
No
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