George Buytendorp | Assiniboia Gallery | Regina, SK

George Buytendorp (1923-2014)

"I do not bring beauty to people's lives; I, perhaps, draw their attention to beauty which is already there." -George Buytendorp

Born in the Netherlands in 1923, George Buytendorp studied at the Academy of Fine Arts and Related Sciences in The Hague. He apprenticed under his father, also a graduate of the academy, and completed his studies in art and art restoration. read more...


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George  Buytendorp (1923-2014) Northern Shoreline
Northern Shoreline
Oil on canvas
20 x 24 in
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George  Buytendorp (1923-2014)
Cattle Grazing With Farmhouse
Oil on canvas
24 x 36 in
2,170 Framed
George  Buytendorp (1923-2014)
Rolling Prairie
Oil on canvas
16 x 20 in
1,185 Framed
George  Buytendorp (1923-2014)
The Pond
Oil on Panel
10 x 12 in
865 Framed
George  Buytendorp (1923-2014) Prairie Autumn
Prairie Autumn
Oil on canvas
24 x 30 in
1,885 Framed
George  Buytendorp (1923-2014) Algonquin Shoreline
Algonquin Shoreline
Oil on canvas
30 x 48 in
Sold
George  Buytendorp (1923-2014) Dark Waters
Dark Waters
Oil on canvas
36 x 40 in
Sold
George  Buytendorp (1923-2014) Triptych
Northland Panorama (triptych)
Oil on canvas
24 x 60 in
2,200
George  Buytendorp (1923-2014) Prairie Twilight
Prairie Twilight
Oil on canvas
36 x 40 in
Sold
George  Buytendorp (1923-2014) Spring Break
Spring Break
Oil on canvas
24 x 30 in
Sold
George  Buytendorp (1923-2014)
Storm Over The Prairie
Oil on board
10 x 12 in
Sold
George  Buytendorp (1923-2014)
Travelling Clouds
Oil on Panel
10 x 12 in
Sold
George  Buytendorp (1923-2014) Twilight
Twilight
Oil on canvas
24 x 30 in
Sold

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George  Buytendorp (1923-2014)

George Buytendorp (1923-2014)

George Buytendorp (1923-2014) Biography


Born in the Netherlands in 1923, George Buytendorp studied at the Academy of Fine Arts and Related Sciences in The Hague. He apprenticed under his father, also a graduate of the academy, and completed his studies in art and art restoration. He owned his first studio in Arnhem and later in Amsterdam and worked for the aesthetic department of the Dutch government. George then became a designer, art consultant, and purchasing agent for the Artificia Gallery in The Hague.

George and his family immigrated to Canada in 1951 and settled in Manitoba. During his 40 years in Manitoba, he was an executive member of the Brandon Allied Arts Council, and a member of the board of directors of the Manitoba Design Institute, the Brandon University Arts Advisory Board, and the Manitoba Society of Artists. He taught workshops and advanced classes in Ontario and across the Prairies and guest lectured at universities.

George's paintings captured the grandeur of Canada’s prairie and wilderness, distilling it to the essence of a simple statement in line, form and colour. His intensity as an artist led him to believe that, “One should only make a statement when one is emotionally involved and understands the character of one’s subject. One must have the technical ability to make that statement. When you have made it, you should stop. Emotion can only last so long–anything after is weak and ineffective.”

His technical dexterity enabled him to evoke an emotional response in the viewer, ranging from exuberance in sun-drenched wheat fields to peaceful contemplation of rock and pine-strewn northern lakes. He often spent time in the wilderness creating small panels, which he later expanded and enlarged in his Abbotsford, B.C. studio.

George’s work can be found in private and corporate collections throughout North America and Europe.

Selected Media
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Arabella Magazine, Spring 2013

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