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Leo Gestel

(1881—1941)


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(b Woerden, 22 Nov. 1881; d Hilversum, 26 Nov. 1941). Dutch painter. Although he was a painter of modest talent, he was significant as one of the first Dutch artists to experiment with Expressionism and Cubism, and he helped to introduce these trends to his country. His knowledge of avant-garde art came partly from two visits to Paris—in 1904 (with Jan Sluyters) and 1910–11. His work included landscapes, nudes, and still-lifes. He also made lithographs.

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