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Still Life with Pears and Lemons

Still Life with Pears and Lemons

Pyke Koch (in circa 1944)

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During the 1930s Pyke Koch was best known for his portraits of prostitutes and other figures on the ragged edges of society, but around 1944 he suddenly painted a series of still lifes. The genre didn’t interest him in the slightest: they were meant as wartime barter for food and cigarettes. Koch thought of them as wholly separate from his main oeuvre but they are small gems nonetheless, as finely crafted as his ‘official’ paintings.

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Title Still Life with Pears and Lemons
Material and technique Oil on canvas on panel
Object type
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Height 25 cm
Width 35 cm
Artists Kunstenaar: Pyke Koch
Accession number BRL 2007-01 (MK)
Credits Bruikleen / Loan: particuliere collectie / private collection 2007
Department Modern Art
Acquisition date 2007
Age artist Between 38 and 48 years old
Exhibitions De collectie als tijdmachine (2017)
External exhibitions 'Charley Toorop' (2010)
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Pyke Koch

Beek 1901 - Utrecht 1991

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