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Nicolas Eekman

Nicolas Eekman - Publisher Norma - Ouvrage relié - 196 pages - Text in Bilingue Français / English - Published in 2021

Nicolas Eekman (1889-1973), figurative artist of international renown. His work develops expressionism tinged with cubism, later with phantasmagoria.

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Model 9782376660354
Artist Nicolas Eekman
Author Emmanuel Bréon
Publisher Norma
Format Ouvrage relié
Number of pages 196
Language Bilingue Français / English
Dimensions 305 x 230
Technique(s) 200 illustrations
Published 2021

His technique is similar to that of the Flemish sixteenth century: smooth and meticulous brushwork, linear and expressive exacerbation of the figure. Dutch born in Brussels where he lived before staying in Amsterdam and Nuenen (The Netherlands) to come and settle permanently in Paris in 1920.

Born in Brussels where he studied architecture, he turned to painting and settled in Nuenen for four years in the presbytery where Vincent Van Gogh lived, before settling in Paris in 1920. Close to his compatriot Piet Mondrian with whom he exhibited at the Jeanne Bucher gallery in 1928, he was also closely linked to the artists Jean Lurçat, Louis Marcoussis, Max Jacob, Jacques Lipchitz, and later with Moïse Kisling and Frans Masereel.

 Influenced by cubism to which he devoted a few outstanding years, he gradually returned, in the 1930s, to realism, then turned from the 1950s to the fantastic, reviving the Flemish painting of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.

 Author of an abundant painted body of work, he is also a renowned designer and engraver whose proofs are collected by numerous print firms, private or public, in Brussels, Berlin, Hamburg, Basel, Budapest, Paris and New York.

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