Untitled (Modernist Landscape)
Oil on Panel
18 x 10 in
Gerrit Hondius (1891-1970) was born in the Netherlands and studied painting at the Royal Academy in The Hague. It was there that he developed a passion for Georges Rouault and the French Expressionists. Hondius moved to New York in 1915, and studied at the Art Students League with Max Weber and Andrew Dasburg. He first caught the eye of the art world with a massive WPA mural in brilliant fauvist and expressionist hues.
In the following years, Hondius split his time between New York and Provincetown, Massachusetts, and exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the World's Fair, the Museum of Modern Art, Rockefeller Center and over fifty other venues across the United States and Europe.