Bart van der Leck
Dutch, 1876 - 1958
Horseman, 1919

image:   H. 45 5/8 x W. 22 in.
sheet:   H. 53 x W. 28 1/2 in.

Bart van der Leck based this poster for a 1919 exhibition of his work on an earlier oil painting he had made. Unlike the rigid patterns favored by some De Stijl artists, this image was composed from common letter forms that were interwoven into a homogeneous whole. Although other De Stijl painters went on to make completely nonobjective images, van der Leck always retained recognizable references to the human figure in his works.