Constant Artz ( 1870 - 1951 ) - Eenden aan de waterkant

Constant Artz ( 1870 - 1951 ) - Eenden aan de waterkant
Öl auf Leinwand - Handsigniert

This is a particularly beautiful and elaborate painting by the well-known duck painter Constant Artz.
It is oil on canvas and in a very beautiful condition.
The work is signed at the bottom left and has a nice gallery frame of the company Flippo.
The sizes of the canvas without frame measured are 24 cm x 30 cm.

Constant David Ludovic (‘Constant’) Artz

Paris 1870 – 1951 Soest

Constant Artz was the son of David Adolphe Constant Artz, a painter of the Hague School who became familiar with his depictions from fishing life. Constant was born in Paris in 1870, where his parents had lived for a number of years. During that period there were countless Dutch artists who stayed in Paris for a short or longer period of time. After all, Paris was the centre of art in the 19th century; the place where all new artistic developments took place. Father Artz shared a studio with Jacob Maris and his brother Matthijs Maris also visited the family almost daily. It is therefore not unlikely that the young Constant, who was only a few years old at the time, came into contact with Willem Maris, the youngest of the three Maris brothers.

In 1874 the Artz family moved back to The Hague. Because Constant, like his father, also appeared to have an artistic talent, he was enrolled at the Hague Academy at the age of twelve. In 1899 he apprenticed with Tony Offermans. Although he has also painted some genre performances, cityscapes and still lifes, Constant Artz decided to focus on Dutch landscapes with ducks in the water. There is a good chance that Artz was impressed by the ducklings of Willem Maris and that he came to this decision. In addition to painting himself, Artz also gave drawing lessons.

Intimate depictions with ducklings cover by far the majority of Constant Artz's oeuvre. Usually, there is a mother duck with a multitude of chicks, sleeping on the shore or quietly swimming in the water. The shore is more than once flanked by willows or birch trees, very recognisable due to their white bark. Artz painted his subjects in a smooth, impressionist style, with a lot of feeling for colour and lighting. His paintings, usually small in size, stand out for their friendly appearance and are loved by a large audience.

Constant Artz ( 1870 - 1951 )
Titel des Kunstwerks
Eenden aan de waterkant
Öl auf Leinwand
exzellenter Zustand
49×43×5 cm
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