68. Kees Maks

Kees Maks
On the Panneau, Circus of Paris (c. 1923)
Signed lower right
Oil on board, 29.6 x 39.4 cm
– Galerie Siau, Amsterdam
– Kunsthandel F. Van Vliet, Hilversum, 1995 (incl. COA)
– Private collection, the Netherlands
While in the interbellum the avant-garde spread its influence through Europe, many artists returned to a neo-classical figuration that became known as ‘Retour a l’ordre’. These figurative artists, including Maks and his friend Kees van Dongen, gained considerable popularity, especially in Paris. Maks was known for his paintings of the fashionable night life. Circus acts, dancing couples and garden parties were until then unknown themes in Dutch art.
* Condition report available upon request

€ 2.500 - 4.500
€ 2.500