Piet Rackwitsz, Landscape With Farm Building

Piet Rackwitsz, Landscape With Farm Building

An early to mid-20th century oil on panel depicting a woman doing laundry adjacent to a small farm building.

The artist, Piet Rackwitsz (1892-1968), was born in Rotterdam, Holland, and spent many years working in The Hague. He was self-taught and predominantly known as a landscape painter.

Later in life, he travelled through America (Boston, New York, Hollywood and Pasadena) before becoming the co-founder of the Hollywood Art Institute.

Several of his works have appeared at the leading auction houses and here are two examples.


The painting is signed in the lower left and housed within a good later frame.

Medium: Oil on panel
Overall size: 14½” x 19” / 37cm x 48cm
Year of creation: c. 1930
Provenance: Holland
Condition: Very presentable. Frame with little wear.
Artist’s auction highlight: £4,981 achieved for ‘The Forest’ at Bonhams & Butterfields, USA, in 2006.