View on the Amstelveenscheweg in Winter by Jan Sluijters
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View on the Amstelveenscheweg in Winter 1925

Jan Sluijters

CanvasOil paintPaint
53 ⨯ 48 cm
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About the artwork

Oil on canvas
53 x 48,5 cm.
Signed: lower right

Provenance: Mak van Waay, Amsterdam, 3-11-1959, lot nr. 390; Kunsthandel M.L. de Boer, Amsterdam 1964-1970; Benno Gitter, Tel Aviv, 1970-2005; Christie’s Amsterdam, 29 november 2005, lot nr. 253.

Exhibited: Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, Tentoonstelling van levenswerk van Jan Sluijters, 5-29 December 1931, nr. 161 (getiteld Sneeuwlandschap).

Literature: Annelien ‘Jan Sluijters, de vijftigjarige’, in: Algemeen Handelsblad, 12/16 (?) December 1931, p. 4; M. Viola, ‘Tentoonstelling Jan Sluijters, in het Stedelijk Museum’ in Algemeen Handelsblad, 18 devcember 1931.

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Jan Sluijters was born in Den Bosch in 1881. He was the son of Gijsbertus Antonius Sluijters.
Jan Sluijters himself had three children called Jan Sluijters (jr.), Lous Sluijters and Eliza Sluijters together with M.F. van Cooten. His son-in-laws were Jacob Kuijper and Kuno Brinks.
His paintings feature nude studies, portraits, landscapes, and still lifes.

Jan Sluijters, together with Piet Mondriaan and Leo Gestel, stands out as one of the truly pioneering Dutch modern artists. In his early years, Sluijters experimented with many different styles. After his visits to Paris his style became more expressive and belonged more to Cubism and Futurism.
A particularly important part of his oeuvre are his luministic landscapes dating from his early period. After his expressionistic period in the small village of Staphorst in 1916, Sluijters began painting realistic portraits and nudes.

A number of streets are named after him in the Netherlands, including one in the neighborhood of streets named after 19th and 20th century Dutch painters in Overtoomse Veld-Noord, Amsterdam.

Jan Sluijters died in Amsterdam in 1957.