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Jaap Wagemaker, 1906–1972

City in Red Desert1963

City in Red Desert is a 1963 work by Jaap Wagemaker. It is part of the IMMA Permanent Collection.

MediumMixed media and metal on board
Dimensions 50.1 x 40.8 x 4 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Gordon Lambert Trust, 1992
Item NumberIMMA.402 GL
Copyright For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].
Image Caption
Jaap Wagemaker, City in Red Desert, 1963, Mixed media and metal on board, 50.1 x 40.8 x 4 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Gordon Lambert Trust, 1992

For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].

About the Artist

Jaap Wagemaker 1906–1972

Dutch painter Jaap Wagemaker (1906 – 1972) was born in Haarlem, the Netherlands. At the age of 14 Wagemaker attended the Haarlem School of Architecture and Decorative Arts. On completing his studies he moved to Paris to pursue painting. He returned to the Netherlands in the early 1940s before resettling in Paris in 1952. Wagemaker exhibited regularly from the 1960s. He represented the Netherlands at the Venice Biennale in 1962 and had a solo exhibition at the Hague Municipal Museum in 1965.
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