About the artwork
Oil on canvas
75 x 68 cm.
Signed and dated: upper left 'Jan Sluijters 49'.
Provenance: private collection, Amsterdam The Nederlands
Exhibited and Literature: Facetten van hedendaagse schilderkunst : België, Luxemburg, Nederland Gemeentemuseum Den Haag , The Hague , 1949-06-25 - 1949-08-08 , nr. 274; Biënnale XXV (1950) Venice , 1950 , nr. 9, met titel: Stanza da bagno, 1949; Jan Sluijters (Leiden 1951) Stedelijk Museum de Lakenhal , Leiden , 1951-06-01 - 1951-07-15 , nr. 32, met vermelding: eigendom van de kunstenaar; Jan Sluijters. La Joie de Peindre Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam , Amsterdam , 1951-12-17 - 1952-01-28 , nr. 116 (afb.); Jan Sluijters (Amersfoort 1952) A.G. Huis , Amersfoort , 1952-04-30 - 1952-05-18 , nr. 9; Najaarstentoonstelling van schilderijen, aquarellen, tekeningen, pastellen, grafische kunst-, beeldhouwwerken, ceramiek en edelsmeedwerk in de zalen van het Stedelijk Museum te Amsterdam (nieuwe gebouw) [Amsterdam, 1956] Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam , Amsterdam , 1956-10-03 - 1956-10-28 , nr. 109, met titel: De badkamer en met vermelding: niet te koop?
This work is included in the archive of the RKD, Illustration number 0000271715.
Depicted is Elisa Kuijpers-Sluijters, the artist's daughter, with her sons Jan and Victor.
About the Artist
Jan Sluijters was born in Den Bosch in 1881. He was the son of Gijsbertus Antonius Sluijters.
Jan Sluijters himself had three children called Jan Sluijters (jr.), Lous Sluijters and Eliza Sluijters together with M.F. van Cooten. His son-in-laws were Jacob Kuijper and Kuno Brinks.
His paintings feature nude studies, portraits, landscapes, and still lifes.
Jan Sluijters, together with Piet Mondriaan and Leo Gestel, stands out as one of the truly pioneering Dutch modern artists. In his early years, Sluijters experimented with many different styles. After his visits to Paris his style became more expressive and belonged more to Cubism and Futurism.
A particularly important part of his oeuvre are his luministic landscapes dating from his early period. After his expressionistic period in the small village of Staphorst in 1916, Sluijters began painting realistic portraits and nudes.
A number of streets are named after him in the Netherlands, including one in the neighborhood of streets named after 19th and 20th century Dutch painters in Overtoomse Veld-Noord, Amsterdam.
Jan Sluijters died in Amsterdam in 1957.