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Lot 488 / Paintings, Sculptures, Watercolors, Drawings and Multiples (A - Z)November 24, 2020 18:00

Verhoeven Jan, Damenbildnis (Portrait of a Lady)

Lot 488

Verhoeven Jan, 1870-1941 (NL)

Damenbildnis (Portrait of a Lady)

Oil on canvas.
H 610 mm W 460 mm.

Signed upper right: Verhoeven.

CHF3'000 / 4'000
EUR2'800 / 3'800
USD3'300 / 4'400

Hammer Price: CHF 5'500

Information about the artist

Jan Verhoeven (1870 Amsterdam - 1941 Paris)

The Dutch painter Jan Verhoeven is one of the few pioneers of modernism who have been undiscovered for a long time. In recent years, his independent oeuvre has been rediscovered in the art world.
Jan Verhoeven moved to Paris in 1900. There he came in touch with the art of Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin and consequently reoriented himself artistically. He soon circulatet in the sphere of the avant-garde painters of Fauvism – shared a studio with Kees van Dongen and maintained a close friendship with Henri Matisse and other painters of the artists' association. From 1906 onwards Verhoeven's works were represented in various exhibitions. He regularly participated in the «Salon des Artistes indépendants» and the «Salon d'Automne» in Paris and exhibited in the Berliner Sezession, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, the Kunsthaus Zürich and the Sonderbund exhibition in Cologne in 1912.
Verhoeven was alongside Piet Mondrian, Fernand Léger and others a member of the artist association «Moderne Kunstkring» in Amsterdam.
In 1920, the artist retreated to the south of France, but participated in other exhibitions of the «Salon d'Automne».
In 1940, Jan Verhoeven was deported because of his non-French origin and died the following year in Paris as a result of the prison conditions.

Source: Website Galerie "DER PANTHER" – fine art