catalogue number: hdv 1954.021.1
date created: 1954
classification: paintings
work type: painting
medium: tempera on canvas
dimensions: 38 × 32.8 × 2.7 cm
signature and inscriptions: signed 'herman' on the front (paint)
current repository: collection herman and susanne de vries
current repository number:
collecting history:
related works:
comment: according to herman de vries this is his first painting
photo/scan: studio herman de vries/Julia Henfling
rights & reproduction: herman de vries
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In 1954 and 1955 herman de vries had 2 exhibitions, both in De Groene Kalebas, a jazz cafe in Amsterdam. The first exhibition was in May 1954 and the second in February 1955. The first became known by a review by J. Ermers, 'Herman de Vries in de moderne stroming', in Contact. Huisorgaan van de Plantenziektenkundige Dienst 9 (Wageningen June 1954) 185-186. Ermers described the exhibition and added a list of exhibited works:

  1. de reden
  2. c'est trop à dire, mais c'est bon
  3. très seul
  4. de keuze
  5. toch ...
  6. tout est séparé
  7. herinnering
  8. omdat het voorjaar is
  9. provence
  10. je suis mal
  11. mendelsohn's vioolconcert
  12. dark meadow (naar martha graham)
  13. mon diable
  14. symphonie no. 5 van beethoven en nog iets
  15. la fille
  16. c'est triste
  17. mon ami

From the second exhibition in February 1955 a list of exhibited works has been preserved in the herman de vries archive:

  1. de keuze
  2. je suis mal
  3. schilderij
  4. schilderij
  5. schilderij
  6. schilderij
  7. abstracte visie I
  8. abstracte visie II
  9. verruste [verroeste?] constellatie
  10. schilderij
  11. schilderij
  12. schilderij
  13. schilderij
  14. gouache, pour un ami
  15. gouache, la fille
  16. gouache, c'est triste
  17. gouache
  18. gouache, au printemps
  19. gouache
  20. gouache, stad
exhibition history
2021 'herman de vries. be here', Galerie Block C, Groningen