Drawing Ernst Van Leyden landscape lagoon Venice woman Karin 1958 landschap

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Drawing signed Van Ernst for Ernst Van Leyden * and dated April 1958 depicting a landscape with a beautiful tree in the foreground and a woman among the foliage, most certainly his wife Karin (Karin Van Leyden, herself a painter) standing on the edge of the lagoon in Venice, vintage twentieth century.

This drawing is in good condition. Signed, dated and annotated in Dutch lower right ("krabbel" = scribbling).

A note: traces of slight creases on the paper, some tiny spots and yellowing, see photos.

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* Ernst Van Leyden (1892-1969):

Painter of Dutch origin. Until 1914 he studied at the Academies of Fine Arts in Rotterdam, Brussels, Berlin and London. He meets his wife, painter Karin and together will travel to many countries. First of all close to Expressionism, he did not realize his first abstract work until 1948. From his three studios in Los Angeles, Venice and Paris, he led a life of incessant journeys and friendly encounters with artists. celebrities of his time: Chaplin, Stravinsky, Brecht, Dali, Picasso ... His work is recognized and bought by the greatest museums in the world. In the 1950s, he practiced large format collage in the same spirit as Jasper Johns or Rauschenberg, and applied to "reveal the secret life" of the materials he uses.
From 1947, Karin and Ernst van Leyden reconstitute a workshop in Paris. Finally, they acquired a ruin called "The Lieutel Enclosure" near Montfort-l'Amaury to turn it into a residence-workshop. After 1955, the couple continues their stays abroad (Venice and New York), but a divergence of sensibilities is revealed: Karin enjoys working in Rome, Ernst preferring his "enclosure" of Montfort-l'Amaury where he will definitely settle in 1962.
As a well-known artist, his works appear in numerous international museums: Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Tate Gallery, London, Guggenheim, Whitney Museum (New York), Museum of Modern Art, Paris, Boyemans Museum, Rotterdam, Santa Barbara Museum, and museums of Budapest, Cairo, Lisbon, Rome ...

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  • Dimensions 56 cm x 35,5 cm