Monday, February 1, 2016

Leo Gestel

[Netherlands] (b 1881/d 1941)

" Leo Gestel was first instructed in art by his father, Willem Gestel, the director of an art school, and his uncle, Dimmen Gestel, who had painted with Vincent van Gogh. Due to financial problems , for some time Gestel created advertisements (e.g. for Philips) for illustrated books. While in Paris he came in contact with the avant-garde movement. In 1913 Herwarth Walden offered him the chance to exhibit work in the "Erster Deutscher Herbstsalon" in Berlin. (..) In 1929 the majority of his works were lost when a fire destroyed his studio... (..) Leo Gestel experimented with cubism, expressionism, futurism and postimpressionism. Along with Piet Mondrian he was among the leading artists of Dutch modernism."


Netherlands 1921 "Marine Insurance" (7,3,2) [Recess] Sc(GY4,...,GY7) [ images credit of StampWorld ]

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