- Geer van Velde (1898-1977)
Geer Van Velde is a Dutch artist who started as a decorative painter before dedicating himself to art. In 1925, Geer joined his brother Bram in Paris to visit the Decorative Arts exhibition and decided to settle permanently in France. In 1937, he befriended Samuel Beckett, who arranged for his first exhibition at Peggy Guggenheim's brand new London gallery. After the failure of this exhibition, Geer and his wife moved to Cagnes-sur-Mer where they would stay for six years. With a view of the Mediterranean Sea and the very specific sunlight of the south of France, he developed an increasingly abstract formal vocabulary.
Back in Paris, in his studio in Cachan, he initiated compositions structured around the theme of “the workshop”.
The Maeght Gallery exhibited his work from 1946 until 1952. The Louis Carré Gallery in 1982 and 1989. A retrospective was held at the Museum of Modern Art of the city of Paris in 1982.
- Watercolour on paper
- Monogrammed lower right
- ca 1964
- Dimensions of the image: 21 x 20,5cm
- Dimensions with the frame: H 38,5 cm x 36,5 cm
- Certificate of authenticity from Pierre François Moget 06.04.2022