John Jack Vrieslander - Artwork - image courtesy of johncoulthart

John Jack Vrieslander /   Hans Zarth

Germany 1879 - 1957


John Jack Vrieslander
Hans Zarth
December 29, 2013
Balasz Takac is alias of Vladimir Bjelicic who is actively engaged in art criticism, curatorial and artistic practice.

John Jack Vrieslander aka Hans Zarth was born in 1879. His aesthetics is similar to Aubrey Beardsley. As Beardsley imitations go these drawings could be better—they lack Aubrey’s natural sense of balance and composition—but they’re of interest for leaning so heavily on the style of the later illustrations which favor elegant gardens and meticulously rendered foliage. Vrieslander’s later drawings and etchings evolved to a more Pointillist style.

Featured image: John Jack Vrieslander – Artwork, detail – image courtesy of johncoulthart