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Jan Wittenberg (1886 - 1963)

Jan Wittenberg


Signed upper right
Oil on canvas on board
20,5 x 27,5 cm.

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Jan Wittenberg


Jan Wittenberg

(1886 - 1963)

Jan Wittenberg was a pupil of Floris Arntzenius and studied at the art academy of The Hague. He is a representative of the New Objectivity and painted in the 20s and 30s modest still-life’s, portraits and animals. His compositions usually consist of simple subjects, mostly viewed from above and set against a neutral background. In his still-life’s he used modern objects, such as tomatoes and cactuses.

His paintings are extremely rare; he only made an estimated 300 paintings. His work can be found in the collection of the Museum Boijmans - van Beuningen Museum, the Gemeentemuseum and the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag.