A superb circa 1900-1910 post-impressionist oil on panel portrait of a young gentleman by Dutch artist Arjen Galema, which is likely to be a self-portrait. The sitter is very smartly dressed in white shirt, braces and dark tie as he gazes away from the viewer. A wonderful portrait of the young artist, who was soon to travel to Paris. Signed lower right and presented in a gilt wood frame.
Artist: Arjen Galema (Dutch, 1886-1974)
Medium: Oil on panel
Size: 23.5 x 18.5 inches (60 x 47 cm) including frame
Arjen Galema was born in Amsterdam in 1886. He was a pupil of Georg Ruiter, by whom he was strongly influenced. He painted characterful portraits, landscapes, floral still lifes, animals, figures and genre pieces. Galema was a member of the Amsterdam Painters Society and obtained the Willink van Collen award. He lived and worked in Paris between 1918-1925.
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