"Garf Salomon - The Samurai"Salomon Garf (1879-1943)
Still life at the Samurai
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 76 x 60
Signed on the lower right
Salomon Garf is a Dutch painter known for his portraits and still lifes. He studied at the Institute of Applied Arts in Amsterdam and at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Amsterdam, where he worked with the painter August Allebé (1838-1927) and Nicolaas van der Waay (1855-1936). He first painted mainly classical compositions (rural interiors, still lifes), before making a name for himself in Amsterdam and painting portraits and interior scenes. His exotic compositions, like this samurai, were inspired by objects he found in the port of Antwerp, coming from the western counters of India and Japan.