Johannes Aarts woodcuts for sale

Dutch, 1871-1934

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Perseus with the Head of Medusa (Perseus en Het Hoofd van Medusa) -  AARTS

Perseus with the Head of Medusa (Perseus en Het Hoofd van Medusa)
Woodcut, circa 1905, Wielick H-75, edition unknown. 9 3/8 x 7 in. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a superb impression with full margins. The condition is very good apart from slight toning within a previous mat opening. Aarts was one of the finest draughtsman working in Holland at the time. He specialized in printmaking and spent his working career in Amsterdam, after moving from the Hague in 1911. There he succeeded Pieter Dupont at the Rijksacademie. Etching, lithography and woodcut were part of his repertoire and he produced mythological scenes such as this as well as studies of workers and religious scenes. He was greatly influenced by Hendrik Goltzius.
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