Frederik Anton Kievits [1887-1951]
Still life with oranges and asian jar, 1919
Oil on wood panel / Carved frame with gold gilt
18-1/8 x 14-1/16 inches [unframed] | 18-1/2 x 22-1/2 inches [framed]
Signed top right and dated 1919.
Frederick Anton Kievits (Indo-Dutch: born Bogor, West Java, Indonesia 10 September 1887 – died 17 July 1951, The Hague, Netherlands) was a painter and draughtsman who worked in a Post-Impressionist and Realistic style in oil. Kievits lived and worked in Indonesia in the 1920s and 1930s. During World War II he was interned by the Japanese and held in concentration camp. He was known for his loosely painted landscapes and scenes of daily life of his native Indonesia, works inspired by his prison camp years, and early still life. His early works were oil painted on board.
1930 – Kunstzaal & Co., Jakarta, Indonesia
1949 – Panorama Mesdag, The Hague, Netherlands
1938 – April-May Bondscollectie, Jakarta, Indonesia
Organized by the Dutch Colonial Bataviasche Kunstkring formed to showcase works by Dutch painters born in Indonesia.
This is an extremely early example of his work from 1919. Similar still life paintings from Kievits sold at auction for $1,500-$4,500.