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      • λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986), COMPOSITION ABSTRAITE
        Apr. 04, 2024

        λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986), COMPOSITION ABSTRAITE

        Est: £400 - £600

        λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986)COMPOSITION ABSTRAITEOil on canvas Signed (lower left)65 x 81cm (25½ x 31¾ in.)Provenance: Direct from the Cluysenaar family estate, thence by descentPlease note measurements do not include the frame unless otherwise stated.

        Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales
      • λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986), COMPOSITION ABSTRAITE
        Apr. 04, 2024

        λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986), COMPOSITION ABSTRAITE

        Est: £300 - £500

        λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986)COMPOSITION ABSTRAITEOil on canvas Signed (lower left)50 x 65cm (19½ x 25½ in.)Provenance: Direct from the Cluysenaar family estate, thence by descentPlease note measurements do not include the frame unless otherwise stated.

        Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales
      • λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986), COMPOSITION ABSTRAITE
        Apr. 04, 2024

        λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986), COMPOSITION ABSTRAITE

        Est: £100 - £150

        λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986)COMPOSITION ABSTRAITEOil on board Signed (lower left), further signed (verso)27 x 35cm (10½ x 13¾ in.)Unframed Provenance: Direct from the Cluysenaar family estate, thence by descent

        Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales
      • λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986), VISAGE IMAGINAIRE
        Apr. 04, 2024

        λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986), VISAGE IMAGINAIRE

        Est: £200 - £400

        λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986)VISAGE IMAGINAIREOil on canvas Signed (lower left)50 x 40cm (19½ x 15½ in.)Provenance: Direct from the Cluysenaar family estate, thence by descentPlease note measurements do not include the frame unless otherwise stated.

        Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales
      • λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986), COMPOSITION ABSTRAITE
        Apr. 04, 2024

        λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986), COMPOSITION ABSTRAITE

        Est: £100 - £150

        λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986)COMPOSITION ABSTRAITEOil on board Signed (lower left)22 x 27cm (8½ x 10½ in.)Provenance: Direct from the Cluysenaar family estate, thence by descentPlease note measurements do not include the frame unless otherwise stated.

        Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales
      • λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986), COMPOSITION ABSTRAITE
        Apr. 04, 2024

        λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986), COMPOSITION ABSTRAITE

        Est: £100 - £150

        λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986)COMPOSITION ABSTRAITEOil on board Signed (lower left)24 x 33cm (9¼ x 12 in.)Unframed Provenance: Direct from the Cluysenaar family estate, thence by descent

        Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales
      • λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986), COMPOSITION ABSTRAITE
        Apr. 04, 2024

        λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986), COMPOSITION ABSTRAITE

        Est: £400 - £600

        λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986)COMPOSITION ABSTRAITEOil on canvas Signed (lower right)65 x 81cm (25½ x 31¾ in.)Provenance: Direct from the Cluysenaar family estate, thence by descentPlease note measurements do not include the frame unless otherwise stated.

        Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales
      • λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986), COMPOSITION ABSTRAITE
        Apr. 04, 2024

        λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986), COMPOSITION ABSTRAITE

        Est: £100 - £150

        λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986)COMPOSITION ABSTRAITEOil on board Signed (lower left) further signed (verso)24 x 30cm (9¼ x 11¾ in.)Provenance: Direct from the Cluysenaar family estate, thence by descentPlease note measurements do not include the frame unless otherwise stated.

        Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales
      • λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986), COMPOSITION ABSTRAITE
        Apr. 04, 2024

        λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986), COMPOSITION ABSTRAITE

        Est: £100 - £150

        λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986)COMPOSITION ABSTRAITEOil on board Signed (lower left), further signed and dated 1946 (verso) 21 x 27cm (8¼ x 10½ in.)UnframedProvenance: Direct from the Cluysenaar family estate, thence by descent

        Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales
      • λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986), COMPOSITION ABSTRAITE
        Apr. 04, 2024

        λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986), COMPOSITION ABSTRAITE

        Est: £300 - £500

        λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986)COMPOSITION ABSTRAITEOil on canvas Signed (lower right)54 x 65cm (21¼ x 25½ in.)Provenance: Direct from the Cluysenaar family estate, thence by descentPlease note measurements do not include the frame unless otherwise stated.

        Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales
      • λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986), COMPOSITION ABSTRAITE
        Apr. 04, 2024

        λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986), COMPOSITION ABSTRAITE

        Est: £100 - £150

        λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986)COMPOSITION ABSTRAITEOil on board Signed (lower left)27 x 35cm (10½ x 13¾ in.)Unframed Provenance: Direct from the Cluysenaar family estate, thence by descent

        Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales
      • λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986), VISAGE IMAGINAIRE
        Apr. 04, 2024

        λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986), VISAGE IMAGINAIRE

        Est: £200 - £400

        λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986)VISAGE IMAGINAIREOil on canvas Signed (lower left)50 x 40cm (19½ x 15½ in.)Provenance: Direct from the Cluysenaar family estate, thence by descentPlease note measurements do not include the frame unless otherwise stated.

        Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales
      • λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986), VISAGE IMAGINAIRE
        Apr. 04, 2024

        λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986), VISAGE IMAGINAIRE

        Est: £200 - £400

        λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986)VISAGE IMAGINAIREOil on canvas Signed (lower left)50 x 40cm (19½ x 15½ in.)Provenance: Direct from the Cluysenaar family estate, thence by descentPlease note measurements do not include the frame unless otherwise stated.

        Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales
      • λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986), VISAGE IMAGINAIRE
        Apr. 04, 2024

        λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986), VISAGE IMAGINAIRE

        Est: £200 - £400

        λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986)VISAGE IMAGINAIREOil on canvas Signed (lower right)65 x 54cm (25½ x 21¼ in.)Provenance: Direct from the Cluysenaar family estate, thence by descentPlease note measurements do not include the frame unless otherwise stated.

        Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales
      • λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986), COMPOSITION ABSTRAITE
        Apr. 04, 2024

        λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986), COMPOSITION ABSTRAITE

        Est: £300 - £500

        λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986)COMPOSITION ABSTRAITEOil on canvas Signed (lower left)54 x 65cm (21¼ x 25½ in.)Provenance: Direct from the Cluysenaar family estate, thence by descentPlease note measurements do not include the frame unless otherwise stated.

        Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales
      • λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986), COMPOSITION ABSTRAITE
        Apr. 04, 2024

        λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986), COMPOSITION ABSTRAITE

        Est: £400 - £600

        λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986)COMPOSITION ABSTRAITEOil on canvas Signed (lower left)60 x 81cm (23½ x 31¾ in.)Provenance: Direct from the Cluysenaar family estate, thence by descentPlease note measurements do not include the frame unless otherwise stated.

        Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales
      • λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986), PORTRAIT HEAD STUDY OF A FEMALE FIGURE
        Apr. 04, 2024

        λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986), PORTRAIT HEAD STUDY OF A FEMALE FIGURE

        Est: £150 - £250

        λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986)PORTRAIT HEAD STUDY OF A FEMALE FIGURE Plaster Height inc. base 38cm (14¾in.)Provenance: Direct from the Cluysenaar family estate, thence by descent

        Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales
      • λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986), PORTRAIT HEAD STUDY OF A FEMALE FIGURE
        Apr. 04, 2024

        λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986), PORTRAIT HEAD STUDY OF A FEMALE FIGURE

        Est: £300 - £500

        λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986)PORTRAIT HEAD STUDY OF A FEMALE FIGURE Bronze Signed (lower right side of the neck)26cm (10 1/4in.)Provenance: Direct from the Cluysenaar family estate, thence by descent

        Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales
      • λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986), TWO FEMALE NUDES, SEATED
        Apr. 04, 2024

        λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986), TWO FEMALE NUDES, SEATED

        Est: £200 - £300

        λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986)TWO FEMALE NUDES, SEATED Oil on canvas 76 x 63.5cm (29¾ x 25 in.)UnframedTogether with a preparatory study on board, by the same hand. On the opposite side an oil study of Sybil Hewat wearing a head scarf, signed (lower right) further signed and dated 1950 (verso) (2)Provenance: Direct from the Cluysenaar family estate, thence by descent

        Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales
      • λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986), SEATED FIGURE
        Apr. 04, 2024

        λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986), SEATED FIGURE

        Est: £50 - £70

        λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986)SEATED FIGUREInk Signed and dated 1921 (lower centre)30.5 x 22cm (12 x 8½ in.)Provenance: Direct from the Cluysenaar family estate, thence by descentPlease note measurements do not include the frame unless otherwise stated.

        Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales
      • λ ATTRIBUTED TO JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986), HEAD STUDY
        Apr. 04, 2024

        λ ATTRIBUTED TO JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986), HEAD STUDY

        Est: £80 - £120

        λ ATTRIBUTED TO JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986) HEAD STUDY Glazed ceramic plate Indistinctly inscribed with initials to the underside 16.5cm (6¼in.) diameter Provenance: Direct from the Cluysenaar family estate, thence by descent

        Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales
      • λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986), CROUCHED FEMALE NUDE
        Apr. 04, 2024

        λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986), CROUCHED FEMALE NUDE

        Est: £100 - £150

        λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986)CROUCHED FEMALE NUDE Pen Signed (lower right)24 x 24cm (9¼ x 9¼ in.)Unframed Together with four further works on paper, various sizes and a sketchbook of flower studies, three inscribed and dated 1913, 18 x 26.5cm (6)Provenance: Direct from the Cluysenaar family estate, thence by descent

        Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales
      • λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986), ABSTRACT FIGURE STUDY
        Apr. 04, 2024

        λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986), ABSTRACT FIGURE STUDY

        Est: £60 - £80

        λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986)ABSTRACT FIGURE STUDY Oil on canvas Signed (lower right)76.5 x 48.5cm (30 x 19 in.)Unframed Provenance: Direct from the Cluysenaar family estate, thence by descent

        Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales
      • λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986), FEMALE NUDE
        Apr. 04, 2024

        λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986), FEMALE NUDE

        Est: £50 - £70

        λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIUM 1899-1986)FEMALE NUDE, SEATED InkSigned (lower right)27 x 22cm (10½ x 8½ in.)Provenance: Direct from the Cluysenaar family estate, thence by descentPlease note measurements do not include the frame unless otherwise stated.

        Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales
      • λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986), LIFE DRAWING IN THE ARTIST'S STUDIO
        Apr. 04, 2024

        λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986), LIFE DRAWING IN THE ARTIST'S STUDIO

        Est: £150 - £200

        λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986)LIFE DRAWING IN THE ARTIST'S STUDIO Oil on canvas Signed (lower right)53 x 61cm (20¾ x 24 in.)UnframedProvenance: Direct from the Cluysenaar family estate, thence by descent

        Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales
      • λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986), YOUNG GIRL SEATED
        Apr. 04, 2024

        λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986), YOUNG GIRL SEATED

        Est: £150 - £200

        λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986)YOUNG GIRL SEATED, HOLDING HER DOLL Oil on canvas Signed (lower left)72 x 56cm (28¼ x 22 in.)Provenance: Direct from the Cluysenaar family estate, thence by descentPlease note measurements do not include the frame unless otherwise stated.

        Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales
      • λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986), PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN, HEAD AND SHOULDER STUDY
        Apr. 04, 2024

        λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986), PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN, HEAD AND SHOULDER STUDY

        Est: £100 - £150

        λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986)PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN, HEAD AND SHOULDER STUDYOil on canvas Signed (lower left) further signed (upper right)61 x 51cm (24 x 20 in.)UnframedProvenance: Direct from the Cluysenaar family estate, thence by descent

        Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales
      • λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986), SYBIL
        Apr. 04, 2024

        λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986), SYBIL

        Est: £100 - £150

        λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986)SYBIL Oil on canvas Signed (lower right)41 x 35cm (16 x 13¾ in.)Unframed Painted in 1950. Provenance: Direct from the Cluysenaar family estate, thence by descent

        Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales
      • λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986), HEAD STUDY OF SYBIL FITZGERALD HEWAT
        Apr. 04, 2024

        λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986), HEAD STUDY OF SYBIL FITZGERALD HEWAT

        Est: £70 - £100

        λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986)HEAD STUDY OF SYBIL FITZGERALD HEWATOil on board Indistinctly signed (verso) 28 x 18cm (11 x 7 in.)Provenance: Direct from the Cluysenaar family estate, thence by descentPlease note measurements do not include the frame unless otherwise stated.

        Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales
      • λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986), COMPOSITION ABSTRAITE
        Mar. 13, 2024

        λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986), COMPOSITION ABSTRAITE

        Est: £300 - £500

        λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986)COMPOSITION ABSTRAITEOil on canvas Signed (lower left)65.5 x 54.5cm (25¾ x 21¼ in.)Provenance:Direct from the Cluysenaar family estate, thence by descentJohn Cluysenaar (1899-1986) hailed from a family deeply rooted in the practice of architecture and artistry, fostering a rich creative heritage in Belgium. Following in the artistic footsteps of both his father and grandfather, Cluysenaar initially delved into sculpture, establishing a studio in Uccle, Belgium. His prowess in this medium garnered recognition when, in 1924, he secured a shared First Prix de Rome and the Godecharle Prize. Cluysenaar travelled to France and Italy on study trips but settled in the UK during the Second World War. The turning point in John Cluysenaar's career occurred in 1939, marked by the passing of his father on April 7th. Following this poignant event, Cluysenaar pledged to abandon sculpture forever, redirecting his focus towards his true passion-painting. Speculation arises regarding his strained relationship with his father, a successful artist himself, who may have felt threatened by his son's artistic talent, nudging John towards sculpture.The rhythmic essence flows through the core of John Cluysenaar's paintings. Profoundly influenced by his love for music, his canvases exemplify the fluidity of brush strokes, resembling notes dancing across sheet music. Notable among his later works are the series Composition Abstraite (lot 120,121 & 124) and Visage Imaginaire (lot 122 & 123).Cluysenaar embraced the 'all-over' composition, a concept gaining prominence in America through artists like Jackson Pollock and Willem De Kooning. With Composition Abstraite, he sought to inundate the canvas with a fiery burst of strokes, departing from a central focal point, infusing spontaneity into the artwork. Employing a restricted colour palette for each piece, Cluysenaar delved into various shades, creating depth and mystique in his works.Visage Imaginaire reflects Cluysenaar's early fascination with German expressionist artists like Kokoschka and Emil Nolde. Inspired by the tormented faces depicted by Edvard Munch, Cluysenaar transformed this interest into an obsession. This resulted in a series of paintings aimed at deconstructing and simplifying the elements of the human face into a web of entangled lines, producing a camouflage effect that dissolved the face into infinity. The canvas was adorned with scattered lines, intentionally devoid of a central focus, achieving an anonymizing effect and establishing a network of black lines that dictated both contours and rhythm.This collection of works are coming to market for the first time, direct from the descendants of the Cluysenaar family.

        Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales
      • λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986), VISAGE IMAGINAIRE
        Mar. 13, 2024

        λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986), VISAGE IMAGINAIRE

        Est: £300 - £500

        λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986)VISAGE IMAGINAIREOil on canvas Signed (lower left)60 x 50cm (23½ x 19½ in.)Provenance:Direct from the Cluysenaar family estate, thence by descentJohn Cluysenaar (1899-1986) hailed from a family deeply rooted in the practice of architecture and artistry, fostering a rich creative heritage in Belgium. Following in the artistic footsteps of both his father and grandfather, Cluysenaar initially delved into sculpture, establishing a studio in Uccle, Belgium. His prowess in this medium garnered recognition when, in 1924, he secured a shared First Prix de Rome and the Godecharle Prize. Cluysenaar travelled to France and Italy on study trips but settled in the UK during the Second World War. The turning point in John Cluysenaar's career occurred in 1939, marked by the passing of his father on April 7th. Following this poignant event, Cluysenaar pledged to abandon sculpture forever, redirecting his focus towards his true passion-painting. Speculation arises regarding his strained relationship with his father, a successful artist himself, who may have felt threatened by his son's artistic talent, nudging John towards sculpture.The rhythmic essence flows through the core of John Cluysenaar's paintings. Profoundly influenced by his love for music, his canvases exemplify the fluidity of brush strokes, resembling notes dancing across sheet music. Notable among his later works are the series Composition Abstraite (lot 120,121 & 124) and Visage Imaginaire (lot 122 & 123).Cluysenaar embraced the 'all-over' composition, a concept gaining prominence in America through artists like Jackson Pollock and Willem De Kooning. With Composition Abstraite, he sought to inundate the canvas with a fiery burst of strokes, departing from a central focal point, infusing spontaneity into the artwork. Employing a restricted colour palette for each piece, Cluysenaar delved into various shades, creating depth and mystique in his works.Visage Imaginaire reflects Cluysenaar's early fascination with German expressionist artists like Kokoschka and Emil Nolde. Inspired by the tormented faces depicted by Edvard Munch, Cluysenaar transformed this interest into an obsession. This resulted in a series of paintings aimed at deconstructing and simplifying the elements of the human face into a web of entangled lines, producing a camouflage effect that dissolved the face into infinity. The canvas was adorned with scattered lines, intentionally devoid of a central focus, achieving an anonymizing effect and establishing a network of black lines that dictated both contours and rhythm.This collection of works are coming to market for the first time, direct from the descendants of the Cluysenaar family.

        Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales
      • λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986), VISAGE IMAGINAIRE
        Mar. 13, 2024

        λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986), VISAGE IMAGINAIRE

        Est: £300 - £500

        λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986)VISAGE IMAGINAIREOil on canvasSigned (lower right)65 x 54cm (25½ x 21¼ in.)Provenance:Direct from the Cluysenaar family estate, thence by descentJohn Cluysenaar (1899-1986) hailed from a family deeply rooted in the practice of architecture and artistry, fostering a rich creative heritage in Belgium. Following in the artistic footsteps of both his father and grandfather, Cluysenaar initially delved into sculpture, establishing a studio in Uccle, Belgium. His prowess in this medium garnered recognition when, in 1924, he secured a shared First Prix de Rome and the Godecharle Prize. Cluysenaar travelled to France and Italy on study trips but settled in the UK during the Second World War. The turning point in John Cluysenaar's career occurred in 1939, marked by the passing of his father on April 7th. Following this poignant event, Cluysenaar pledged to abandon sculpture forever, redirecting his focus towards his true passion-painting. Speculation arises regarding his strained relationship with his father, a successful artist himself, who may have felt threatened by his son's artistic talent, nudging John towards sculpture.The rhythmic essence flows through the core of John Cluysenaar's paintings. Profoundly influenced by his love for music, his canvases exemplify the fluidity of brush strokes, resembling notes dancing across sheet music. Notable among his later works are the series Composition Abstraite (lot 120,121 & 124) and Visage Imaginaire (lot 122 & 123).Cluysenaar embraced the 'all-over' composition, a concept gaining prominence in America through artists like Jackson Pollock and Willem De Kooning. With Composition Abstraite, he sought to inundate the canvas with a fiery burst of strokes, departing from a central focal point, infusing spontaneity into the artwork. Employing a restricted colour palette for each piece, Cluysenaar delved into various shades, creating depth and mystique in his works.Visage Imaginaire reflects Cluysenaar's early fascination with German expressionist artists like Kokoschka and Emil Nolde. Inspired by the tormented faces depicted by Edvard Munch, Cluysenaar transformed this interest into an obsession. This resulted in a series of paintings aimed at deconstructing and simplifying the elements of the human face into a web of entangled lines, producing a camouflage effect that dissolved the face into infinity. The canvas was adorned with scattered lines, intentionally devoid of a central focus, achieving an anonymizing effect and establishing a network of black lines that dictated both contours and rhythm.This collection of works are coming to market for the first time, direct from the descendants of the Cluysenaar family.

        Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales
      • λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986), COMPOSITION ABSTRAITE
        Mar. 13, 2024

        λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986), COMPOSITION ABSTRAITE

        Est: £300 - £500

        λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986)COMPOSITION ABSTRAITEOil on canvas Signed (lower left)60 x 70cm (23½ x 27½ in.)Provenance:Direct from the Cluysenaar family estate, thence by descentJohn Cluysenaar (1899-1986) hailed from a family deeply rooted in the practice of architecture and artistry, fostering a rich creative heritage in Belgium. Following in the artistic footsteps of both his father and grandfather, Cluysenaar initially delved into sculpture, establishing a studio in Uccle, Belgium. His prowess in this medium garnered recognition when, in 1924, he secured a shared First Prix de Rome and the Godecharle Prize. Cluysenaar travelled to France and Italy on study trips but settled in the UK during the Second World War. The turning point in John Cluysenaar's career occurred in 1939, marked by the passing of his father on April 7th. Following this poignant event, Cluysenaar pledged to abandon sculpture forever, redirecting his focus towards his true passion-painting. Speculation arises regarding his strained relationship with his father, a successful artist himself, who may have felt threatened by his son's artistic talent, nudging John towards sculpture.The rhythmic essence flows through the core of John Cluysenaar's paintings. Profoundly influenced by his love for music, his canvases exemplify the fluidity of brush strokes, resembling notes dancing across sheet music. Notable among his later works are the series Composition Abstraite (lot 120,121 & 124) and Visage Imaginaire (lot 122 & 123).Cluysenaar embraced the 'all-over' composition, a concept gaining prominence in America through artists like Jackson Pollock and Willem De Kooning. With Composition Abstraite, he sought to inundate the canvas with a fiery burst of strokes, departing from a central focal point, infusing spontaneity into the artwork. Employing a restricted colour palette for each piece, Cluysenaar delved into various shades, creating depth and mystique in his works.Visage Imaginaire reflects Cluysenaar's early fascination with German expressionist artists like Kokoschka and Emil Nolde. Inspired by the tormented faces depicted by Edvard Munch, Cluysenaar transformed this interest into an obsession. This resulted in a series of paintings aimed at deconstructing and simplifying the elements of the human face into a web of entangled lines, producing a camouflage effect that dissolved the face into infinity. The canvas was adorned with scattered lines, intentionally devoid of a central focus, achieving an anonymizing effect and establishing a network of black lines that dictated both contours and rhythm.This collection of works are coming to market for the first time, direct from the descendants of the Cluysenaar family.

        Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales
      • λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986), COMPOSITION ABSTRAITE
        Mar. 13, 2024

        λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986), COMPOSITION ABSTRAITE

        Est: £500 - £700

        λ JOHN CLUYSENAAR (BELGIAN 1899-1986)COMPOSITION ABSTRAITEOil on canvas Signed (lower left); further signed (verso)65.5 x 92cm (25¾ x 36 in.)Provenance:Direct from the Cluysenaar family estate, thence by descentJohn Cluysenaar (1899-1986) hailed from a family deeply rooted in the practice of architecture and artistry, fostering a rich creative heritage in Belgium. Following in the artistic footsteps of both his father and grandfather, Cluysenaar initially delved into sculpture, establishing a studio in Uccle, Belgium. His prowess in this medium garnered recognition when, in 1924, he secured a shared First Prix de Rome and the Godecharle Prize. Cluysenaar travelled to France and Italy on study trips but settled in the UK during the Second World War. The turning point in John Cluysenaar's career occurred in 1939, marked by the passing of his father on April 7th. Following this poignant event, Cluysenaar pledged to abandon sculpture forever, redirecting his focus towards his true passion-painting. Speculation arises regarding his strained relationship with his father, a successful artist himself, who may have felt threatened by his son's artistic talent, nudging John towards sculpture.The rhythmic essence flows through the core of John Cluysenaar's paintings. Profoundly influenced by his love for music, his canvases exemplify the fluidity of brush strokes, resembling notes dancing across sheet music. Notable among his later works are the series Composition Abstraite (lot 120,121 & 124) and Visage Imaginaire (lot 122 & 123).Cluysenaar embraced the 'all-over' composition, a concept gaining prominence in America through artists like Jackson Pollock and Willem De Kooning. With Composition Abstraite, he sought to inundate the canvas with a fiery burst of strokes, departing from a central focal point, infusing spontaneity into the artwork. Employing a restricted colour palette for each piece, Cluysenaar delved into various shades, creating depth and mystique in his works.Visage Imaginaire reflects Cluysenaar's early fascination with German expressionist artists like Kokoschka and Emil Nolde. Inspired by the tormented faces depicted by Edvard Munch, Cluysenaar transformed this interest into an obsession. This resulted in a series of paintings aimed at deconstructing and simplifying the elements of the human face into a web of entangled lines, producing a camouflage effect that dissolved the face into infinity. The canvas was adorned with scattered lines, intentionally devoid of a central focus, achieving an anonymizing effect and establishing a network of black lines that dictated both contours and rhythm.This collection of works are coming to market for the first time, direct from the descendants of the Cluysenaar family.

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      • "Liggend naakt" - Tekening in Chinese inkt - Gesigneerd - 25 x 32 cm
        Dec. 29, 2023

        "Liggend naakt" - Tekening in Chinese inkt - Gesigneerd - 25 x 32 cm

        Est: €10 - €100

        "Liggend naakt" - Tekening in Chinese inkt - Gesigneerd - 25 x 32 cm

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      • JOHN CLUYSENAAR (1899 - 1986) "Moderne compositie" - Olieverf op doek - Linksonder gesigneerd - 116 x 72
        Dec. 27, 2023

        JOHN CLUYSENAAR (1899 - 1986) "Moderne compositie" - Olieverf op doek - Linksonder gesigneerd - 116 x 72

        Est: €1,000 - €1,200

        "Moderne compositie" - Olieverf op doek - Linksonder gesigneerd - 116 x 72 cm

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      • CLUYSENAAR JOHN
        Apr. 18, 2023

        CLUYSENAAR JOHN

        Est: €300 - €500

        Lot of five works on paper

        Campo & Campo
      • CLUYSENAAR JOHN
        Apr. 18, 2023

        CLUYSENAAR JOHN

        Est: €500 - €700

        Lyrical composition

        Campo & Campo
      • CLUYSENAAR JOHN
        Apr. 18, 2023

        CLUYSENAAR JOHN

        Est: €500 - €700

        Lyrical composition

        Campo & Campo
      • CLUYSENAAR JOHN
        Apr. 18, 2023

        CLUYSENAAR JOHN

        Est: €200 - €300

        Lyrical abstract composition

        Campo & Campo
      • CLUYSENAAR JOHN (1899 - 1986) olieverfschilderij op doek : "Abstracte compositie" - 60 x 70 geteke
        Mar. 05, 2023

        CLUYSENAAR JOHN (1899 - 1986) olieverfschilderij op doek : "Abstracte compositie" - 60 x 70 geteke

        Est: €250 - €400

        CLUYSENAAR JOHN (1899 - 1986) olieverfschilderij op doek : "Abstracte compositie" - 60 x 70 getekend 20th Cent. Belgian abstract oil on canvas - signed John Cluysenaar

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      • CLUYSENAAR JOHN (1899 - 1986) vroeg olieverfschilderij op doek met een typische abstracte compositie
        Mar. 05, 2023

        CLUYSENAAR JOHN (1899 - 1986) vroeg olieverfschilderij op doek met een typische abstracte compositie

        Est: €250 - €400

        CLUYSENAAR JOHN (1899 - 1986) vroeg olieverfschilderij op doek met een typische abstracte compositie - 70 x 60 getekend en gedateerd 1944 20th Cent. Belgian oil on canvas - signed John Cluysenaar and dated 1944

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      • Tableaux Huile sur toile "Composition lyrique". Signé en bas à gauche Cluysenaar. Ecole belge. Di
        Oct. 12, 2022

        Tableaux Huile sur toile "Composition lyrique". Signé en bas à gauche Cluysenaar. Ecole belge. Di

        Est: €300 - €400

        Tableaux Huile sur toile "Composition lyrique". Signé en bas à gauche Cluysenaar. Ecole belge. Dim.:+/-60x72,8cm. CLUYSENAAR John (1899 - 1986)

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      • Tableaux Huile sur toile "Composition lyrique". Signé en bas à gauche Cluysenaar. Ecole belge. Di
        Oct. 11, 2022

        Tableaux Huile sur toile "Composition lyrique". Signé en bas à gauche Cluysenaar. Ecole belge. Di

        Est: €300 - €400

        Tableaux Huile sur toile "Composition lyrique". Signé en bas à gauche Cluysenaar. Ecole belge. Dim.:+/-54x65cm. CLUYSENAAR John (1899 - 1986)

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      • CLUYSENAAR JOHN (1899 - 1986) olieverfschilderij op doek : "Abstracte compositie" - 60 x 70 geteke
        Dec. 04, 2021

        CLUYSENAAR JOHN (1899 - 1986) olieverfschilderij op doek : "Abstracte compositie" - 60 x 70 geteke

        Est: €400 - €600

        CLUYSENAAR JOHN (1899 - 1986) olieverfschilderij op doek : "Abstracte compositie" - 60 x 70 getekend 20th Cent

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      • CLUYSENAAR JOHN (1899 - 1986) olieverfschilderij o…
        Jun. 05, 2021

        CLUYSENAAR JOHN (1899 - 1986) olieverfschilderij o…

        Est: €300 - €500

        CLUYSENAAR JOHN (1899 - 1986) olieverfschilderij op doek met een typisch abstracte compositie - 60 x 73 getekend 20th Cent. Belgian abstract oil on canvas - signed John Cluysenaar

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      • CLUYSENAAR JOHN (1899 - 1986) olieverfschilderij o…
        Feb. 21, 2021

        CLUYSENAAR JOHN (1899 - 1986) olieverfschilderij o…

        Est: €400 - €600

        CLUYSENAAR JOHN (1899 - 1986) olieverfschilderij op doek : "Abstracte compositie" - 61 x 73 getekend English Translation: 20th Cent

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      • CLUYSENAAR JOHN (1899 - 1986) olieverfschilderij o…
        Feb. 21, 2021

        CLUYSENAAR JOHN (1899 - 1986) olieverfschilderij o…

        Est: €400 - €600

        CLUYSENAAR JOHN (1899 - 1986) olieverfschilderij op doek : "Abstracte compositie" - 60 x 70 getekend English Translation: 20th Cent

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