Piccolo Art (Merchandise Mart Antique Fair) Piccolo Art the leading International Dealer in Figurative Art is pleased to announce it will be attending the International Antique Fair 28th of April tot he second of May.
News-Antique.com - Apr 18,2011 - Piccolo Art the leading International Dealer in Figurative Art is pleased to announce it will be attending the International Antique Fair 28th of April tot he second of May.
Piccolo Art will be bringing a range of pieces from
Piccolo Art is especially proud of the piece by
Willem Maris (1844-1910)
Willem Maris, one of three artist brothers, was born in 1844 in The Hague. His first lessons in drawing were from his brothers Jacob and Matthijs. For a while he followed evening classes at the Hague Academy and later continued his studies with the cattle painter Stortenbeker. In the Mauritshuis in The Hague, Willem copied the work of the seventeenth-century animal painter Paulus Potter. From an early age Willem went outdoors to sketch the countryside. In 1901 he wrote in a letter: 'As far as I can remember, even before I was twelve ... I was out in the pastures drawing cows ... I have nearly always worked outside, summers in the fields and winters in the barns'. Maris painted many Dutch landscapes with animals, especially cows and ducks.
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Spring 2011 Fair Dates and Hours
Thursday, April 28 • Preview Night • 5–9 pm
Friday, April 29 • 11 am–7 pm
Saturday, April 30 • 11 am–7 pm
Sunday, May 1 • 11 am–6 pm
Monday, May 2 • 11 am–3 pm
While at The Merchandise Mart, enjoy the juxtaposition of fine antiques with contemporary works of art. The Fair runs concurrently with Art Chicago®, one of the leading contemporary art fairs in the world, and NEXT, an invitational exhibition of emerging art—offering even more to see and do at The Mart during this exciting weekend!
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