Country of origin: France

Medium: Watercolour on paper

Signed: Signed lower left

Dated: 1945

Condition: Very good original condition

Size: 11.00" x 9.00" (27.9cm x 22.9cm)

Provenance: This work was executed to illustrate poems by Emmanuel Looten which were publsihed in a book entitled Sur Ma Rive De Chair and published in 1945 - the content was dark as would be expected for a book published in 1945 at the end of World War Two.

Artist biography

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Eekman trained in architecture at the Académie de Bruxelles, but gave it up in favour of painting. During World War I he lived in the Netherlands, where he worked on various techniques, specialising in wood engraving. He later moved to Paris where he took part in group exhibitions.

His works were firmly figurative. Early on he was influenced by Surrealism, moving towards Expressionism from 1960 onwards. His style is very distinctive due to the fact that he takes subjects painted by Pieter Brueghel and Hieronymus Bosch and gives them a subtler treatment using blackish-brown tones, perhaps with more detail.

Museum and Gallery Holdings

Moscow (Central Army Mus.)
Paris (BNF, Prints Collection)
Paris (Mus. de la Ville)
Rotterdam (Mus. Boijmans Van Beuningen)