Evert Pieters (1856-1932)

Artist Name Evert Pieters (1856-1932)
Title Dutch Shrimpers on Shoreline
Size 27 x 23 inches
Medium Oil on Canvas
Condition Excellent condition
Evert Pieters (1856, Amsterdam - 1932, Laren) was a Dutch painter, known primarily for landscapes and interiors. He was born to a poor family and was apprenticed to a house painter at an early age. At the age of nineteen, he went to Antwerp, seeking an apprenticeship with a decorative painter to improve his chances of earning a good living. While there, he also took drawing classes in the evening at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. Eventually, he found a position with the Belgian landscape painter, Theodoor Verstraete. He had his first successful showing at the Exposition Universelle d'Anvers (1885). He remained in Belgium as a freelance painter and won a medal at the Seconde Exposition Internationale d'Anvers in 1894 for his painting of a wheatfield in Flanders. He married shortly thereafter, dividing his time between Paris and Barbizon; concentrating on landscapes and still-lifes after the style of the old Dutch Masters. That same painting received a gold medal at the Salon two years later. In 1895 he returned to the Netherlands and settled in Blaricum. He was not as successful there, however, and his request for membership at the Pulchri Studio was denied. Despite being married, his life took on a Bohemian quality. He began doing interiors with figures, which became popular in the United States. Shortly after 1900, he spent time in Italy to recover from surgery. After that, his work became more Impressionistic and often included flowers. In 1905, he moved to Katwijk aan Zee and began painting beach scenes. A few years later, he moved to Laren and lived there until his sudden death during a taxi ride home from Baarn.
This beautiful Dutch 19th century Impressionist oil painting is by noted Dutch landscape artist Evert Pieters. Painted circa 1905 the Impressionistic brushwork and impasto really capture the light in the sky, reflected in the water. The scene is shrimpers with their nets and waiting horse and cart on a Dutch shoreline with boats out to sea. The location is likely to be Katwijk aan Zee where Pieters moved to in 1905 and began painting beach scenes. Signed and inscribed lower right.
Provenance Yorkshire estate. 
Frame Housed in an Empire frame, 37 inches by 33 inches and in good condition.
Price £5950
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