- About the artwork
This beautiful hare, which is very stylized, is chiseled from a tile made of eternit and then painted with oil paint. The perspective is very unusual, I've seen many hares in paintings or sculptures, but never from this perspective before. It is a work from 1923 by the Dutch artist and designer Corry Formijne (1896-1970). The work is signed and dated on the back with "C. Formijne, June 7, 1923". Width: 19cm (7.48") Height: 41.5cm (16.34")
- About the artist
Corry Formijne, (Wanrooij 1896 - Amsterdam, 1970), worked as a painter, sculptor, graphic designer and weaver.
From 1916-1919 she studied at the Applied Arts School Quellinus, specializing in interior architecture and furniture art, she was a student of J.L.M. Lauweriks. Her two female fellow students were Pauline Bolken (1896-1956) and Liesbeth Menalda (1895-1997).
In 1918 her design for a bathroom was published in Quellinus' annual report, on page 7.
She has worked for years from the 1920s as an illustrator and graphic designer for the magazine "The woman and her house", she has also designed the cover several times. She also did this for the magazine "The Young Woman".
She also made a name for herself as an art weaver in the 1930s with her gobelin rugs, very modern at the time, and with her ties (1924), which were also exhibited at Galerie de Kerkuil, by Jo van Regteren Altena.
Corrie Formijne is known to have been a frequent theme in her oeuvre.
Unfortunately, it was difficult for women at that time to build a career as an artist, they often had to take care of a family and therefore few opportunities, they were also taken less seriously.
Corry Formijne has been active as an artist for a long time and also exhibited, for example in 1948 in Haarlem and at Galerie de Kerkuil.