About the artist (1914)
Although reminiscent of the Post-Impressionist Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947), Kurpershoek employed a more naturalistic approach with a cooler palette. With a restrained form of Impressionism the painter displays accurate observations of the world around him with vibrant brushwork. In a sense, his paintings can be seen as intimate homages of the everyday in a moving and poetic manner.
In 1948, together with Nicolaas Wijnberg, Herbert Fiedler, Hans van Norden and others, Kurpershoek set up the artist group De Realisten, to counterbalance the rise in abstract painting movements.