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Heinrich Campendonk (1889-1957)
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Heinrich Campendonk (1889-1957)

Die Angler

Heinrich Campendonk (1889-1957)
Die Angler
signed 'Heinrich Campendonk' (on the reverse); with the estate stamp (on the stretcher and the reverse)
oil on canvas
80 x 89.5 cm.
Painted in 1948
From the estate of the artists.
Albert Troost, Nuenen.
By descent from the above to the present owners.
A. Firmenich, Heinrich Campendonk 1889-1957: Leben und expressionistisches Werk, Recklinghausen 1989, no. 1146, (illustrated p. 649).
Krefeld, Kaiser Wilhelm Museum, Heinrich Campendonk, 22 May - 17 July 1960, no. 99 (illustrated p. 91).
Munich, Lenbachhaus, Heinrich Campendonk, July - September 1960, no. 71.
Dortmund, Museum am Ostwall, Heinrich Campendonk, October 1960, no. 99.
Frankfurt, Kunstverein, Heinrich Campendonk, November 1960. Cologne, Galerie Aenne Abels, Campendonk, 6 October - 14 November 1961, no. 4.
Düsseldorf, Städtische Kunsthalle/Bonn, Städtisches Kunstmuseum, Heinrich Campendonk, 12 December 1972 - 4 March 1973, no. 179.
Brussels, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Heinrich Campendonk, 13 March - 15 April 1973, no. 140.
Krefeld-Linn, Haus Greiffenhorst, Heinrich Campendonk, 25 May - 15 June 1975, no. 10.
Munich, Galerie Wolfgang Ketterer, Heinrich Campendonk-Edith van Leckwijck, 29 January - 19 March 1976, no. 3 (illustrated).
's-Hertogenbosch, Kunsthandel Borzo, Heinrich Campendonk: Edith Campendonk-van Leckwijck, 1 - 29 December 1979, no. 5 (illustrated).
Krefeld, Kaiser Wilhelm Museum Krefeld/Munich, Städtische Galerie in Lenbachhaus/Emden, Kunsthalle, Heinrich Campendonk: Ein Maler des Blauen Reiter, 24 September 1989 - 29 April 1990, no. 124, p. 158.
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Lot Essay

The present collection of works comes from the estate of Henrich Campendonk and his wife Edith van Leckwyck. The Dutch artist Albert Troost (1924-2010) was an apprentice of Campendonk from 1946 on at the Rijksacademie in Amsterdam. Campendonk was a huge inspiration to Troost and a lifelong friendship commenced. Troost, who later became the director of the Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht, was the executor of the estate of both Campendonk and Van Leckwyck. Offered by the family of Albert Troost we are able to offer a selection of works by Heinrich Campendonk and Edith van Leckwyck.

Campendonk studied at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Krefeld between 1905 and 1908. By the age of 22 he had been identified by two of the greatest dealers of the period, Heinrich Thannhauser and Herwarth Walden, as a rising star of the avant-garde. Both exhibited his works in their very earliest expressionist shows. A continued friendship with August Macke let to inevatible sharing of themes and subjects and soon Der Blaue Reiter was established.

In 1929 Edith van Leckwyck and Heinrich Campendonk met each other when they both participated in an exhibition about Expressionism in Antwerp. They shared the same ideas on art. One year later they both travelled to Brittany, where they were inspired by the landscape and painted together. They married in 1935 when Campendonk left Germany due to the Nazi regime. Edith followed Campendonk to Amsterdam, where he got a position as a teacher at the Academy of Fine Arts. During her marriage with Campendonk, Van Leckwijck put her artistic career aside. After Campendonk's death in 1957, during a trip to Ostend, Edith felt the desire to paint again. The long period of her silence in artistic expression appeared to have been an incubation period for a revival in her artistic production.

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