View of the ship ‘De Statendam’ from the Willemskade – Wim Bosma , 1931
Oil on canvas,
40.5 x 50.5 x 2.5 cm.
Willem (Wim) Bosma (Amsterdam, 21 September 1902 – Amsterdam 28 December 1985) was a Dutch painter, watercolorist, graphic designer, monumental artist and wall painter.
He was self-taught but did receive lessons from Piet van Wijngaerdt.
Bosma had a studio at Stadhouderskade 100 in Amsterdam. He painted and painted in a constructive expressionistic style of landscapes, harbors, figures, railway viaducts, trains, boats and flying machines. His most famous works include the stations and ports from the 1930s, painted in a new-business, realistic style. After 1945, besides technical subjects, other motifs also appeared in his work. A favorite subject in his work was the African woman. Bosma was a fan of jazz music.
Work by Wim Bosma has been purchased by, among others, the Centraal Museum in Utrecht, the Gemeentemuseum The Hague, the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and private collectors.
Bosma was a convinced communist and member of the artists’ association The Independed, until this association joined the Nederlandsche Kultuurkamer in World War II. For Bosma, membership of this institution affiliated with Nazi Germany was incompatible with his communist ideas.
Wim Bosma was the brother of Jan Johannes Bosma, landscape architect and designer of the Bijenpark in Amsterdam.