Rare great painter wooden easel easel painting workshop Van Leyden twentieth

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Superb and rare large wooden easel painter, adjustable in height, from the Ernst painters workshop and Karin Van Leyden **, vintage early twentieth century.

This bridge is in good condition, it is in its own juice. It works. Crank to be removed. This easel comes from the studio of the painter Ernst Van Leyden (see photo below).

A note: wear and soiling of the time, see pictures.


A certificate signed by Ragnar Van Leyden will be delivered to the buyer.




* 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. First close Expressionism, he produced his first abstract work in 1948. From its three workshops in Los Angeles, Venice and Paris, he led a life of constant traveling and making new friends with celebrities of his time: Chaplin, Stravinsky, Brecht, Dali, Picasso ... His work is recognized and bought by the largest museums in the world. In the 50s, he made collages large format in the same spirit as Jasper Johns and Rauschenberg, and applies to "reveal the secret life" of his materials.

Karin van Leyden (1906- 1977)

Born in Germany, Karin studied at the "Kölner Werkschule" in Cologne, where she was a professor R. Seewald and J. Thorn Prikker. Married to Ernst van Leyden with whom she has lived and worked in France, Portugal, Great Britain, Italy, New York, Hollywood and Mexico. The couple will also travel a lot in Egypt, Syria and Lebanon. They also spent much time at Ernst Parisian studio in their home on Lake Loosdrecht Holland. Ernst Karin met many of his contemporaries, such as Marc Chagall, Jules Pascin, Ossip Zadkine and Francis Picabia. She has exhibited at the Galerie Georges Bernheim in 1929. In 1932, after the birth of their son Ragnar, the young family moved to Rio do Milho Portugal. In 1947, Karin and Ernst looking for new inspirations and leave for an extended stay in Mexico, to delve into the ancient Mayan culture. In 1957, after their final return to Europe, and back and forth between Paris and Venice, Ernst buys an abandoned farmhouse outside Paris: Lieutel de L'Enclos. The location is too isolated for Karin, who can not be painting landscapes. She prefers Italy, its life and exuberance. After 30 years of creative intimacy, the two artists will take different paths. From 1953, she worked on oil paintings and collages on. Karin van Leyden eventually died in Lugano, Switzerland, in 1977.

Data sheet

  • Dimensions emplacement tableau max. 190 cm
  • Height max. 222 cm / de levage (tablette du bas) au max. 140 cm
  • Width 73 cm
  • Depth 74,5 cm