Kees van Dongen, ‘Jean-Marie With Hat And Pipe (Le Bonheur) (J. Jl 30)’, 1955, Doyle

signed in blue crayon, numbered 30/46 E.A. in pencil, with full margins.

20.5 x 17.875 inches; 521 x 454 mm.

Condition: Timestain, some offsetting in the left margin and verso, a handling crease at bottom right sheet edge, otherwise in good condition.

Dorothy Lewis 2013 Irrevocable Trust

About Kees van Dongen

With his emotionally complex paintings of the European upper class, Kees van Dongen helped expand and modernize the previously conventional genre of portraiture. Van Dongen was formatively influenced by his early involvement with Henri Matisse and the Fauves, and would retain a bold sense of color throughout his career. Van Dongen later joined the German artistic group Die Brucke, working with prominent Expressionist painters Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Emil Nolde, and Max Pechstein, amongst others, and engaging with themes including Primitivism and existential philosophy.

French-Dutch, 1877-1968, Rotterdam, Netherlands, based in Paris, France