Thursday, 28 October 2010

Frans Willem Hartsuijker

Frans Willem (Fred) Hartsuijker

(Amsterdam 1896-Utrecht 1991)

Dutch painter

I told you ! I like Nasturtiums, here is a lovely pastel by artist Fred Hartsuijker. A fleemarket find. Not much is known about the man, not many pictures around. I found just this one below. From an auction catalogue and it's quite nice. The soft (pastel) colors giving it a warm, kind of 1950's retro feel. It's a very Dutch view on the Loosdrechtse Plassen (Lake Loosdrecht) near Utrecht were all Dutch learned how to sail.

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