Gerrit Hondius (Dutch/American 1891-1970)
Garvey Rita  Art & Antiques Gerrit Hondius (Dutch/American 1891-1970) Oil on masonite
Girl with a Vase (Provincetown)
Oil on masonite
30 x 24 inches

Gerrit Hondius was a modernist artist who lived in both Provincetown, Massachusetts and New York City. He studied at the Art Students League with Max Weber and Andrew Dasburg. He also studied at the Royal Academy in The Hague. Hondius was deeply influenced by the French Expressionist painter and printmaker Georges Rouault. He was also a WPA artist, whose mural of New York City became well known, and his primary subjects were ballerinas, clowns, landscapes, interior still lifes, and masked figures. Hondius had over fifty one-man exhibitions in Europe and the United States, as well as showing at New York City venues including the Whitney Museum of American Art, 1924-26, 1932 and 1934; the 1939 World's Fair; Museum of Modern Art; Rockefeller Center; and Graham Gallery. His work was exhibited posthumously in New York City WPA Art in 1977 at the Parson's School of Design, New York City. Hondius' work may be seen in the collections of the San Francisco Museum of Art, California; Whitney Museum of American Art; Newark Museum of Art, New Jersey; Reading Museum of Art, Pennsylvania; Norfolk Museum of Art, Virginia; and Provincial Museum, Kampden, Holland.
His papers, sketchbooks, photographs, letters and clippings are in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.