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Har (Henri Bertus) Sanders

Jeannetje Hiding, 1971

Hiding under a chequered duvet is Jeannetje, the artist’s daughter. It is amazing how Har Sanders (1929-2010) evoked the suggestion of a three-dimensional body by adjusting the shape of the squares in the fabric. Sanders often chose everyday motifs as subjects for his paintings, but then things that ... you rarely look at properly: a slept-on pillow or a discarded tea towel. His work shows an affinity with American Hyperrealism (also called Photorealism). Sanders took evening classes at the Royal Academy of Art (1953-1958) in The Hague and the following year a painting class given by Kees Bol (1916-2009). He was a versatile artist, producing paintings, screen prints, drawings, linocuts, and etchings. Until 1964, he worked as a window-dresser for the department store chain Vroom & Dreesmann . Between 1964 and 1973 he taught drawing at the Industrial Design Academy Eindhoven (now Design Academy Eindhoven) and from 1980 to 1986 painting at the Art Academy in The Hague. Text: Boris Ariaens, guide and museum host
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Har (Henri Bertus) Sanders
Jeannetje Hiding
Oil on canvas
100 x 200 cm (h x w)
Type of object
© Har Sanders

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