Jacques Stephan Witjens (Argentina/Netherlands, 1881 – 1956)
Oil painting on canvas
Exhibition label to verso from Zurbaran Galeria
Includes appraisal sheet from Dora Valdes-Fauli Art Services, 2015
Jacques Stephan Witjens, born in 1881 in The Hague, Netherlands, was mostly a self taught artist, though he did work with fellow artist August Allebé to develop his style. He was awarded first prize at the Concurso Bignelli in 1912, and successfully exhibited his art in the Netherlands before emigrating to Argentina in 1920. There he experimented with palette knife paintings of the local landscape and widely exhibited his work.
- buckling to canvas; scattered craquelure with areas of lift; chips to frame corners; nick and scratches to frame; stains to liner.
- measures frame; visible image measures 11.25" W x 15" H.