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Woman in Red Cane Chair

Woman in Red Cane Chair

Co Westerik (in 1956)

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In the 1950s, abstract painting was so dominant it seemed like a new universal language, a kind of visual Esperanto. Nonetheless, in every country there were artists who continued to make realistic art in one form or another. In the Netherlands, Co Westerik created a highly personal oeuvre in which autobiographical elements are combined with references to age-old traditions of portraiture and figure painting.

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Title Woman in Red Cane Chair
Material and technique Oil paint and tempera on canvas on panel
Object type
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Height 51.6 cm
Width 61.2 cm
Depth 3.5 cm
Artists Kunstenaar: Co Westerik
Accession number 3052 (MK)
Credits Aankoop met steun van / Purchase with the support of: Erasmusstichting en Stichting Bevordering van Volkskracht 1982
Department Modern Art
Acquisition date 1982
Age artist About 32 years old
Exhibitions Co Westerik - Tekeningen verzameld door Leo van Oosterom / Drawings collected by Leo van Oosterom (2012)
De collectie als tijdmachine (2017)
Geographical origin The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe

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Co Westerik

Den Haag 1924 - Rotterdam 2018

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