Jaap Nanninga


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Jaap Nanninga Winschoten 1904 – The Hague 1962

After he had initially worked as a commercial artist Nanninga became an artist only at an older age. In the late 30s of last century, he settled in The Hague. Nanninga was one of the painters who after World War II made the move from figurative to abstract. After his meeting in 1946 with Geer van Velden in France and very  much influenced by Cubism and abstract movements that were emerging at that time in Paris, Nanninga began to paint abstract in 1949.

Nanninga built his compositions out forms that he intuitively put on the canvas  in a typical soft, almost poetic, manner that is characteristic for his work.