Jan Wiegers drypoints for sale

Dutch, 1893-1959

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Cabaret Scene -  WIEGERS

Cabaret Scene
Drypoint, 1924, edition unknown but small. 10 1/4 x 8 1/2 in. Signed and dated in pencil. This is a superb impression printed on a wove paper with an ARCHES watermark. The margins are full and the condition is fine apart from a very faint suggestion of toning within an earlier mat opening. This outstanding print exemplifies the German artistic influence on Wiegers during the 1920s and beyond. He spent time in Davos, Switzerland in 1920-21 and his neighbor was Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. They worked together and became good friends. After returning to Groningen, Wiegers's work flourished in this expressionist style and the movement became known as de Ploeg (the Plow). Other Dutch artists followed in this path including Jan Altink, Johan Dijkstra, Jan van der Zee among others. Works from this early period are rare and few impressions were printed to begin with. Wiegers's important connection to Kirchner is more fully discussed in the following publication, "Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and Friends; Expressionism from the Swiss Alps," by Stutzer, Vitali, et al.(2007). This book accompanied an exhibition by this name in Germany and Holland. (See pages 228-254.)

The Farm (Boerderij) -  WIEGERS

The Farm (Boerderij)
Drypoint on tan paper, probably from 1921, very small edition. 10 3/8 x 8 5/8 in. Signed in red pencil lower right. This is a brilliant, early impression printed on tan paper and signed with his early signature. The margins are wide. The condition is quite good apart from minor staining here and there in the margins only. This exemplary work was done between Wiegers's first and second trip to Davos, Switzerland. The print probably depicts a view from the family home in Cortinghpoort (Groningen) and it relates closely to an oil painting called "Boterdiep" from 1921 which is in a private collection. (See page 237 of Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and Friends edited by Beat Stutzer, Samuel Vitali and others; illustration #9) Early impressions of prints by Wiegers are rare and this is a fine example of expressionism in the Netherlands during the 1920s. There is no formal catalogue raisonne of his prints.

Zugersee -  WIEGERS

Drypoint, 1925, See H. Redeker 7 3/4 x 9 7/8 in. Signed in pencil. A superb impression with full margins. Fine condition. Wiegers' expressionist style is an important movement for Holland in the 1920s-1930s. His friendship with Kirchner developed after 1920 when he moved to Davos, Switzerland and lived right near the clebrated German artist. They became close friends. Wiegers is the key figure in the founding of the Dutch expressionist movement called "De Ploeg."

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