Constant David Ludovic Artz (Dutch 1870 – 1951) Painting

Duck Family by Birch Tree

Oil on board, 15.5 x 11.5 inches/Signed lower left

  • Available for purchase
  • Professionally conserved and framed
  • Competitively Priced $3,500

Constant Artz, the son of Hague School artist David Adolph Constant Artz, was born in Paris, France, where his family had been living for some time, where his father shared a studio with Jacob Maris, another Hague School painter. In 1874, when Artz was four years old, the Artz family returned to the Netherlands. In 1882, his father, recognizing talent in his son, enrolled him at the Hague Academy. He would been exposed to his father’s circle of artist friends, including Jacob Maris and Maris’s two younger brothers, artists Matthijs and Willem Maris. In 1899 studied with Hague painter Tony Offermans. Artz at first painted plein air landscapes; however, his later works may have influenced by plein air painter Willem Maris, who often included ducks and other water fowl as focal points in his landscapes. Artz’s style has been characterized as a “smooth, impressionistic” one, executed masterfully, exhibiting his skill in handling light and color. Constant lived variously in The Hague (1874-1885); Soestdijk (1885 – 1926); Katwijk at Sea (1926 – 1931), and finally in Soestdijk until his death in 1951.

High auction record for this artist is $14,600.

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