About the artwork
About the ArtistWouter Schram was born in Amsterdam on November 17, 1895, as the only son of wealthy parents. He studied at the National Academy of Fine Arts in Amsterdam, where he learned to paint, use watercolours, draw his renowned still lifes, portraits and nudes, and make lithographs. Schram's work can be considered as New Realism. Painters who worked according to this style tried to achieve a depiction of the world as realistic as possible. After the Second World War, Schram solely devoted himself to portraiture. After his settlement in Laren in 1952, he developed a more free way of painting. His still lifes and portraits are often characterized by a balanced placement of elements and an unnatural high perspective.
Schram was a member of the Arti et Amicitae and the Gooise Painters Association, as well as a winner of the St. Lucas-Award. His work was exhibited in the Stedelijk van Abbemuseum in the Dutch Eindhoven and the Singer Museum in Laren. The painter passed away in Laren in 1987.