ART COLLECTION OF THE P&T LUXEMBOURG
Will Kesseler was born in Mersch on 17.8.1899 and died in Luxembourg on 24.9.1983. He is considered to be one of Luxembourg’s best colourists. After having taught art, he left the country for the former Belgian Congo and Chad, where he was employed as a project manager for various railway construction companies. These periods abroad deeply influenced his very varied artistic production, which includes still life, flowers, Congo and Luxembourg landscapes, figures, nudes and abstract work. After his rather academic beginnings, the artist, who received twice the Prix Grand-Duc Adolphe, turned in 1951 to abstract painting. His Africa inspired gouaches are characterised, as are his other paintings, by expanses of solid colours, pure, vigorous, intense and luminous with strong bold contrasts in which yellow, blue, red and above all contrasting greens dominate. Dynamic geometrical, curving and undulating shapes harmoniously intersect or are superimposed, giving familiar figurative glimpses of tropical vegetation.
|Printing process:||Photogravure (4 colours each) by Hélio-Courvoisier SA4, La Chaux-de-Fonds (CH)|
|Format:||41,10 x 28 mm, 20 stamps per sheet|