"Haven van Concarneau, Frankrijk 1920"
JOHANNA CATHARINA ANTOINETTA (JO) KOSTER
Kampen 1869-1944 Heelsum, Remkum
PORT OF CONCARNEAU
Oil on canvas
40 x 30,5 cm.
Signed, dated and annotated: lower left ’Concarneau 1920 Jo Koster’
The Dutch artist Jo Koster (Kampen, Ov. 1869-1944 Heelsum, Renkum) have a passion for traveling. She painted Port of Concarneau, France (1920) in a pointillistic style, like the French painter George Seurat, with dots and stripes in different colors. Frequently, Koster went into nature to paint. She captured the landscape and the picturesque streets of surrounding villages and made somewhat romanticized representations. After The First World War, Koster worked a lot in Italy, Spain and France. In the summer of 1920s, she went to the fishing village Concarneau in Bretagne, were she painted this work of art. The artist was inspired by the rough fisherman's life and picturesque environments.