New Arrivals: Jan Rijlaarsdam
In the live auction on May 10, a collection of paintings, watercolors and drawings by Jan Rijlaarsdam (1911-2007) will be auctioned. Jan Rijlaarsdam had a predilection for the city and its inhabitants. He could often be found in Amsterdam and recorded the demolition of Kattenburg, then one of the eastern islands in Amsterdam. He could also be found with his sketchbook on a corner of a street in Hilversum.
He loved to travel and had a predilection for Paris. The clochards, a café terrace, the shopping Parisians in Rue St Denis, the nightlife, the harbors and, above all, many old buildings. He also liked to visit Spain. His work is characterized by his loose impressionistic way of working. As a city draftsman of Nijmegen and Hilversum, he painted watercolors in the historic city districts.
Exhibitions in, among others, the famous Larense Kunstzaal of Hotel Hamdorff, Singer Museum, Guildhall Gallery in Chicago, ‘t Spant in Bussum, Provinciehuis Noord-Holland, Galerie de Vlierhove were well attended.
Rijlaarsdam's work can be found in the Singer Museum in Laren and the municipal collections of Hilversum, Amsterdam and Nijmegen and in many private collections.
Jan Rijlaarsdam (1911-2007)
Paris, Rue St Denis 1965
watercolour 19 x 27 cm
signed bottom left