Jan Wittenberg

Netherlands / °1886
Jan Wittenberg; Dutch painter who was born in 1886. Many works by the artist have been sold at auction, including 'A Still Life with White Rhodondendrons in a Small Blue Vase' sold at Christie's Amsterdam 'Twentieth Century Art' in 2000 for $18,502. The artist died in 1963.

Jan Wittenberg was a student of Floris Arntzenius and of the Academy in The Hague. In the twenties and thirty he made finely painted, modest still lifes, children and animals, and a single landscape. His compositions consist of simple objects, often seen from above and placed against a blue-black or dirty-white background. In simplicity and effect, his work closely resembles that of Jan Mankes. Wittenberg also made a lot of charts and woodcuts. His painted oeuvre is very rare: the size of his work is estimated at about 300 paintings. Museums: Museum Boymans-van Beuningen in Rotterdam, Gemeenteemuseum Arnhem and The Hague Municipal Museum.
(Google translation of http://www.simonis-buunk.nl/kunstwerk/wittenberg-j-h-w/2421/)
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