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Willem Witjens (1884-1962)

This is at true “Petit Maitre”. Possibly only known in the region in which he painted . The Bommelerwaard was one of his favorit spots to paint so many landscape where made in that surroundings. This is a painter who knows his techniques and materials but the result nothing special, but pleasing to the eye.. Witsen made many of this pleasing paintings which now appear at auctions and in the “classic” art galleries. They find their way to those who like art, but can not afford to buy the best from the 19th and early 20th century. Possibly there will be a time that his paintings are valued as great art from the 20th century but personally i doubt this, has a small Witsen publication available


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