Lot 33 | 28 November 2021



LOT 33


B. Indonesia, 1904 – 1976

A flamboyant Tree

Signed “Lucien Frits Ohl” on lower right

Oil on canvas

61 x 92 cm

Private Collection, Canada

RM 9,000 – RM 16,000

Lucien Fritz Ohl was a self-taught artist who lived and worked in Palembang, Jakarta and Yogyakarta. He settled in Hague afterwards and painted in the style of Gerard Pieter Adolfs. He produced illustrations of Indonesia for JC Hamel’s Soldatendominee (Hague 1948) and held many exhibitions in Hague and Netherlands. Lucien Fritz Ohl was considered an important pioneer artist in the Dutch East Indies. He captured articulately the vibrancy of perhaps, the Flamboyant Tree. His hallmark brushwork is distinct here, as a vivacious and lively wash of potent red grabs the viewer’s attention. The piece is highly expressionistic, with the focus being on the flamboyant tree as the title suggests, but the exquisite way Lucien fills in the rest of the space with virtuosic blending and imagination and skill, the piece comes alive.