Composition by Ger Gerrits
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About the artwork

Chalk on paper
40.5 x 28 cm
signed lower left and dated ’46

About the Artist

Gerrit ‘Ger’ Gerrits was a Dutch lithographer, sculptor, graphic artist, draftsman and painter, born in Amstelveen in 1893. He went to the School voor Kunst en Kunstnijverheid, Haarlem and Teekenschool voor Kunstambachten, Amsterdam and was a pupil of Jaap Veldheer, Georg Rueter and Heinrich Martin Krabbé. In Gerrits’ work his interest for composition and colour shades is clearly seen. As a painter he mainly did still lives in the Cubist, Nonrepresentational style. He signed his work with Ger Gerrits or ‘Portheine’. He was a member of multiple artist associations, among others De Onafhankelijken. He was the teacher of Jan Kijff, Juul Neumann and Jan Schoorel. Gerrits died in Amsterdam in 1965.