East Indian River Bank by A E Herrmann (act. 1924-1950)


Dutch Painting of East Indian River Bank. Signed on lower right corner. (Now in Black Frame)

Approx 10.75 x 12.75" framed

Herrmann became renowned as a master of Indonesian scenes. Indonesia and in particular Bali and Java was an extremely important destination for many early 20th century Dutch artists and a number of important painters lived and worked there, including Rudolph Bonnet, Arie Smit and other European artists. In the 1920s Bali became an artist enclave and the landscape and people of the region can be seen in many works by European artists. Western artists, such as Herrmann had a huge impact on the production of Balinese artists and their work transformed as a result of the cultural interaction. Western artists imbued Balinese art with perspective and attention to anatomy as well as encouraging experimentation and a departure from tradition.