Van Velde, Bram

Bram (Abraham Gerardus) van Velde was born in the Netherlands in 1895 and died in France in 1981. 

He was known for an intensely coloured and geometric semi-representational painting style, a style somewhere between expressionism and surrealism, and evolved in the 1960s into an expressive abstract art. 

His paintings from the 1950s are similar to the contemporary work of Matisse and Picasso.