88. Dirk Filarski

Dirk Filarski
(1885-1964)
Boerderij Bergen NH (Farm in Bergen) (1921/1922)
Signed lower right
Titled and annotated St. Luke Amsterdam on the stretcher
Oil on canvas, 120.3 x 159.9 cm
Provenance:
Collection DHW Filarski (the artist), thence by descent
Note:
“Shortly after arriving in Bergen, the newly married Filarski moved from Loudelsweg to Oosterweg 23. Filarski owed this housing to the collector Maschmeijer. The house – a partially demolished farmhouse with only two rooms remaining – was named 'Kunsttempel' (Art Temple) but became more commonly known as the “Electric Cube” due to its poor wiring. They lived there from 1918 to 1926. During this period, their son Lakkie Jr. wrote in his diary: “Across from my birthplace stood a large farm belonging to Schouten. I often played with their children. When I was about five years old, my father had a kitchen built onto the 'cube.' The mentioned Schouten farm was immortalized several times by Filarski, and he made a lithograph of it – in reverse.” (Renée Smithuis, DHW Filarski. Wandering painter of the Bergen School, Terra, Amsterdam, 2005, p. 28)

Estimate
€ 1.500 - 2.500
Hammer amount
€ 1.400