Willem Hussem (1900 - 1974)

Lot 238: Willem Hussem at his peak

Adams Amsterdam Auctions

December 13, 2016
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Description: HUSSEM, Willem (Dutch 1900 - 1974). Composition, c. 1960s. Oil on burlap, with the artist's stamp (2x) mentioning his address in The Hague (on the stretcher); framed. Occasional cracks in paint, good condition.
Dimensions: Image size 50 x 60 cm., frame size 51 x 61 cm.
Artist or Maker: HUSSEM, Willem (Dutch 1900 - 1974).
Provenance: Private collection; family of the artist
Influenced by Rothko and Malevich, Willem Hussem developed his own style of geometric abstraction by placing bold shapes and lines against a monochrome background. His work of the 1960s is considered the peak of his artistic career.
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