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Johannes Theodorus 'Jan' Giesen

Den Haag 1900-1983
Houses behind the dunes, oil on canvas 65.0 x 95.2 cm, signed l.l. with initials and on stretcher in full and dated '24 on stretcher

The painter, sculptor and graphic artist Jan Giesen was born in The Hague in 1900, where he lived and worked for most of his life. His oeuvre exhibits many different styles, with the theme being that the subjects remain recognizable. As a result of this, his work fell after 1945, when abstract art reigned supreme, somewhat in the background. He was ‘rediscovered’ in the 1990s. Giesen was a teacher at the academy in The Hague between 1929 and 1946.

This painting is registered in the art archive of Simonis & Buunk.

insurance value: € 3,600.-
starting bid: € 1,600.-

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