Female nude by Gerard Hordijk
Female nude by Gerard Hordijk
Female nude by Gerard Hordijk
Female nude by Gerard Hordijk

Gerard Hordijk

Female nude 1899 - 1958

WatercolourPaper
42 ⨯ 33 cm
ConditionExcellent
€ 650

Kunsthandel Marcel Gieling

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About the artwork

Gerard Hordijk 1899-1958 was bouwkundig ingenieur, hij studeerde in Delft en gelijktijdig aan de Academie van Beeldende Kunsten in Den Haag. Hij verbleef van 1925-35 in Parijs, daarna tot 1940 in Amsterdam. Net voor het aanbreken van de Tweede Wereldoorlog vertrok hij naar New York. In 1947 keerde hij terug naar Amsterdam waar hij in 1958 overleed. Hordijk maakte vele wandschilderingen in opdracht en verzorgde met succes de aankleding van toneel- en balletdecors. Vooral als schilder was hij buitengewoon productief. Daarnaast was hij jarenlang redacteur van het tijdschrift 'Kroniek van 'Kunst & Kultuur. In Museum Flehite in Amersfoort is tot 21 oktober 2017 een grote overzichts tentoonstelling van het oeuvre van Hordijk te zien.

About the Artist

Gerardus Hordijk was born in 1899 in the Hague, the Netherlands. He was known as a graphic artist, illustrator, and painter. Hordijk studied engineering in Delft, but keeps following classes at the Academy of Fine Arts in the Hague. He graduates from both establishments.

In 1927 Hordijk moves to Paris, where he mainly produces oil paintings, gouaches and watercolour paintings inspired by the ballet. He develops a personal working style incorporating a lot of ocre, whereas his later work exhumes a more simple serenity. Beach scenes became a favoured subject of Hordijk as well.

In 1930 Hordijk marries his American wife Margaret Mathews, who was visiting France and learning the language at the time. The couple lived in Amsterdam for a while, before moving to New York in 1940 and changeing their last name to Hordyk for marketing purposes. In this place, Hordyk became closely connected to Piet Mondriaan through friendship. Both painters frequently visited each other.

After Hordyk moved to Amsterdam once again, his popularity only grew. On October 15th, 1958, Hordyk passed away in the same city.