Johan D. Scherft (1891-1969) - Amsterdam - Prinsengracht

Johan D. Scherft (1891-1969) - Amsterdam - Prinsengracht
Gravure - Signé à la main - 1923

Etching - Prinsengracht - Amsterdam - 41 x 27.5 cm.

Signed in pencil by the artist in the lower right and dated.

Bottom left shows the title, written by hand: Prinsengracht - Amsterdam.

Etching and the mat are acid-free.

Framed in a beautiful frame.

With mat and frame - 62 x 46 cm.

Etching, mat and frame are in good condition.


Johan D. SCHERFT (Den Haag 1891 - Den Haag 1969)

Scherft came from a simple family. After elementary school he became a printer's apprentice with printer H.P. de Swart in the Oude Molstraat. In the little free time he had, he and his cousin made drawings and painting of nature. He also started an art room, where graphic work was exhibited of, amongst others, James Ensor, Paul Citroen, Picasso, and Willem Rozendaal. Special about Johans company was the good relationship he had with graphic artists who had their works printed, such as Dirk van Gelder and Thijs Mauve. In 1943 the company came to an end: the Germans claimed he etching press after already claiming the whole contents of the printing company. After a stay in Zeist, where he made etchings for Christmas and New Year’s cards for much-needed revenue, he returned to the Hague in 1954 and started Plaatdrukkerij Scherft, and enjoyed a large customer base. He also founded, in 1963, the ‘Haags Grafisch Kunstcentrum’, one of the first graphic workshops in the Netherlands, where artists could increase their experience in graphics and could experiment with printing techniques. While working Johan Scherft remained active as a visual artist. He painted landscapes in the style of the Haagse School. Also watercolours and drawings have been preserved and more than 140 etchings. He was rated highly as a printer and as an artist, shown by the fact that in 1969 the ‘Haagsche Kunstkring’ organised an in memoriam exhibition with etchings by himself and of artists for whom he has printed.

Informations du lot
Johan D. Scherft (1891-1969)
Titre de l'œuvre d'art
Amsterdam - Prinsengracht
Signé à la main
En bon état
Vente avec cadre
Taille de l’image
41×27.5 cm
Dimensions totales
62×2×46 cm
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