DICK STAPEL painter ( Born in The Hague 1942.)

Dick Stapel specializes in portraits and still lifes in oil and Siberian chalk and he also makes ink-drawings of landscapes. His portraits are both alluring and detailed and accurately portray the characteristics of the sitter. Although the portraits stand in a firm tradition of portraiture, the style is absolutely contemporary.
Usually his portraits are life-size and the sitter is depicted against a plain background which enhances the suggestion of space. The artist uses clear,sober colours which are applied with a light touch in order not to lose the effect of the white canvas.

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