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Piet van der Hem (1885 - 1961)

Piet van der Hem

Coquette Parisienne

Signed upper right
Oil on canvas
36,5 x 31,5 cm.

Provenance:
Acquired directly from the artist by dr. J.F.S. Esser
Collection dr. J.F.S. Esser
Heirs collection, dr. J.F.S. Esser

Piet van der Hem

Elegant Spanish Lady

Signed and dated lower right, (19)14
Mixed media on paper
63,5 x 46,5 cm.

Provenance:
Private collection, The Netherlands

Piet van der Hem

New years eve

Signed lower right
Charcoal on paper
28,2 x 21 cm.

Piet van der Hem

Love letter

Signed lower right
Charcoal on paper
32 x 24,3 cm.

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Artists

Piet van der Hem

(1885 - 1961)

Piet van der Hem is famous for his portraits, hunting scenes and political prints. A royal grant provided him with the opportunity to work in Paris for a year in 1907. During this year, he became familiar with the work of artists like Steinlen and Toulouse-Lautrec.

Between 1909 and 1914, Van der Hem was one of the representatives of Dutch Luminism. Van der Hem was never seen as a modernist because his use of colours was too realistic.

His early paintings depicted themes such as Parisian night life, but later on his interest shifted to a more powerful style of painting which lent some of his pieces a more sober quality. In 1918, Van der Hem settled permanently in The Hague, where he worked on commission, producing mainly portraits.