Spotlight on Dutch painter Pauline, (Polly) Zwaal 1906-1993

She was a student at the Dag tekenschool, Gabriël Metsustraat in Amsterdam under guidance of Jan Uri and at the Rijksacademie she was tutored by J Bronner, JH Jurres en HJ Wolter. She was a painter, pastellist and drawing artist. She paints landscapes, portraits, figures in a naturalist style. She was a member of the kring van tekenaars. Her paintings have been auctioned by Sotheby’s Amsterdam and by Christie’s. Some of her watercolor paintings can be found at the archive of Amsterdam. Some portraits of Ro Morgendorf can be found in the collection of the Jewish Museum in the Netherlands. Pauline shared an atelier with her well respected and liked Jewish colleague Morgendorf at the Reguliersdwarsstraat in Amsterdam.

Zwaag did not leave much works behind a d that Is why her work is scarce.

Schilderijen van Zwaal zijn onder andere geveild door Christie’s en Sotheby’s Amsterdam.. Ook komt er werk van Zwaag voor in het Nederlands Joods museum middels portretten van haar markante joodse collega Ro Mogendorf met wie zij een atelier deelde aan de Reguliersdwarsstraat te Amsterdam. Tevens zijn er enkele aquarellen bewaard in het Archief van Amsterdam

Een groot oeuvre heeft Zwaal niet nagelaten waardoor haar schilderijen schaars zijn te noemen.

Pauline Zwaal mandje met bloemen ca 1960

Signed with her monogram PZ in the lower right corner.

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