"Chores in the Farmhouse" Oil on board, 22.5" x 15.5" unframed, 31.25" x 25.25" framed
Johannes Weiland, born in Vlaardingen, Holland was a versatile artist. He was equally skilled at painting scenes of boats, still lives, flowers, dolls and portraits. He is, however particularly known for genre scenes depicting the daily chores of everyday life of seemingly common people. His figures are often situated in dimly lit and humble, domestic interiors that offer a sense of peace and solitude, free of pretense. His work reflects that he was undoubtedly influenced by the great Dutch painters such as Vermeer. Weiland was a professor at the Rotterdam Academy and was the recipient of several awards while there. His works have been exhibited in Amsterdam, London, and Los Angeles. His son, Johannes Weiland, Jr. (1894-1976) was also a painter. In the United States, Weiland's works are in museums in Albany and Los Angeles; they are also in museum collections in Leeds and London, England, and Dordrecht, Holland. He is a well listed artist with extensive, strong auction records.