Johannes Greenberg

(1887-1951)

Näitlejad. 1916

Oil on paper. Vm. 19 x 19 cm
Starting price 2 301 (sold)


Johannes Greenberg "Näitlejad"

Johannes Greenberg "Näitlejad"

The artist’s status of Johannes Greenberg, “our best known master of figural compositions” (papers of that period), has by today already become legendary. It has only been increased by the extremely small number of his works. The author, who started his studies at Laikmaa at the age of 17, also studied in Berlin, Munich and Moscow, his later study trips took him to Paris, Austria, Belgium, Spain. Greenberg, who was continuously switching styles, but who had a permanently high level in different approaches, was able to become through his creative career one of the most significant authors of Estonia. His “sensitive paintings of strongly original and impressively vivid colours” (Alfred Vaga) never belonged to a distinct artistic flow. Still, there exists one basis, one line that crosses the core of Greenberg’s creation, according to which he is most well-known and valued: theatre. The theatrical world was something, the mystery and playfulness of which absorbed Greenberg already from the very beginning. And exactly so, three women talking among themselves, wearing multi-coloured costumes, faces only vaguely painted out – just so Greenberg worked with his most significant works on the topic of theatre. Jaan Pert has pertinently mentioned that he was wrong to think that Greenberg was moving in the manner of masculine post-impressionistic painting, but it actually came out that the artist was “a gentle lyric, painter of female charm”.

Appearance in auctions

Mulatitar
Johannes Greenberg
Mulatitar
1910. Coal, chalk, water-color 140 x 78 cm
HAUS / IV AUCTION, 1999 spring Haus Gallery 26.04.1999-24.04.1999
3 132
Final price:
Tütarlaps
Johannes Greenberg
Tütarlaps
1938. Oil on cardboard 78 x 48 cm
HAUS / VII AUCTION, 2000 autumn Haus Gallery 26.10.2000
2 493
Final price:
(sold)"> (sold)Teatristseen (Mustlasparun)
Johannes Greenberg
Teatristseen (Mustlasparun)
1940. Oil on cardboard 17 x 24 cm
HAUS / XIIth AUCTION, 2003 spring Haus Gallery 24.04.2003
1 470
Final price: 3 068
(sold)"> (sold)Näitlejad
Johannes Greenberg
Näitlejad
1940. Oil on canvas 60 x 80 cm
HAUS / XIIth AUCTION, 2003 spring Haus Gallery 24.04.2003
4 090
Final price: 5 241
(sold)"> (sold)Näitlejad
Johannes Greenberg
Näitlejad
1916. Oil on paper Vm. 19 x 19 cm
HAUS GALLERY XVIth ART AUCTION, 2005 spring Haus Gallery 25.04.2005
1 470
Final price: 2 301
(sold)"> (sold)Istuv akt
Johannes Greenberg
Istuv akt
1930-1931. Oil, canvas 35.3 x 35.8 cm (framed)
HAUS GALLERY XX ART AUCTION, 2007 spring Old Masters Paintings Haus Gallery 15.04.2007-24.04.2007
4 282
Final price: 8 372
(sold)"> (sold)Kaks naist (Ootel)
Johannes Greenberg
Kaks naist (Ootel)
1939. 59.7 x 38.5 cm
HAUS GALLERY´S 10. anniversary art auction Haus Gallery 25.09.2007
8 309
Final price: 25 565
Näitlejad
Johannes Greenberg
Näitlejad
1916-1918. oil, paper Vm 19.6 x 19.2 cm (framed)
HAUS GALLERY XXIII ART AUCTION 2008 autumn. Old Masters Paintings Haus Gallery 01.10.2008
3 132
Final price:
(sold)"> (sold)Näitlejanna
Johannes Greenberg
Näitlejanna
1940-1950. oil on plywood 60 x 48 cm (framed)
Haus Gallery 08.11.2010-10.11.2010
3 643
Final price: 3 771
Daami portree
Johannes Greenberg
Daami portree
1946-1951. oil on cardboard 42 x 38 cm (framed)
Haus Gallery 25.10.2013
2 200
Final price:

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