Judith and Holofernes by Kees Maks
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Judith and Holofernes 1910

Kees Maks

CanvasOil paintPaint
63 ⨯ 84 cm
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About the artwork

Signed: Lower Left

Verso seal Gemeentemuseum Amsterdam, nr. B 559

Provenance:: Mevrouw C. Maks-Boas, Amsterdam (verso); Kunsthandel Siau, Amsterdam, Kunsthandel Rueb, Amsterdam

Exhibited: Rotterdam (Kunsthal), Kees Maks, schilder van het mondaine leven, 18 januari – 21 april 2002

Literature: H. Redeker en A. Venema, Kees Maks 1876-1967, Amsterdam 1976, p. 27 (ill.)

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The painter Kees Maks was a pupil of G.H. Breitner, which can be traced in the bold, robust visual arrangement of his paintings.
He divided his time between Amsterdam and Paris and mainly painted scenes from the circus and theatre in rich tones and extreme contrasts of light and shade. His work was regarded by his contemporaries as non-Dutch but was well-received in France, particularly Paris.
Between 1910 and 1945 Maks participated in the capital’s annual Salons.