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WILLEM DOLPHYN | Still Life with Grapes and Mandarins
  • WILLEM DOLPHYN | Still Life with Grapes and Mandarins


    27½" x 23½" / 70 x 60 cms

    Oil on Board


    Still life painting with fruit and silverware. 


    In 1957 Willem held one of his first shows when he exhibited a collection of miniatures at Nijenrode Castle in the Netherlands. It was a great success and heralded the start of good things to come. However, Willem would have to wait a few years for his first major breakthrough and in the interim; in around 1964, he began teaching figure drawing and still-life painting at the Mol Academy.

    • Instantly recognisable as the master of still life painting in Antwerp, Willem Dolphyn has created some of the finest art works ever produced in this historic city over the last 80 years. Demonstrating the sheer technical virtuosity in the handling of light, texture and atmosphere, his works contain a rich purity which sets them apart from others.

      Willem gained a great deal of experience and professional knowledge from his father Victor, who was a teacher at the Academy and the founder of the new Classic School of Traditional painting. This developed Willem’s keen understanding of composition, detail and colour.

      Since his first solo show in 1968, Willem’s paintings have been exhibited widely in Europe and Asia. Among his many achievements, the highlight was his appointment as Ambassador of Arts for the City of Antwerp.

      Read more about Willem Dolphyn. 

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