Peter Harskamp (1951-present, Dutch)

Peter Harskamp, cat artistPeter Harskamp (1951-present, Dutch) is a contemporary painter and sculptor. Harskamp attended the Academy for Visual Arts in Rotterdam from 1969-1973, and gave his first solo exhibition in 1975. Harskamp is a popular artist with his works exhibited worldwide and included in many private collections.

Harskamp’s depictions of cats almost always include a woman or man. His human figures are geometric, strong, heavy and two dimensional, while the cats are more refined, thin and lithe. Both humans and cats are caught in positions of relaxation, day dreaming and bathing.  There is something simple and calming about his earth toned paintings and sculptures. 

 

 

Woman and Cat, Peter Harskamp

 

 

 

Two Cats and a Woman, Peter Harskamp

 

 

 

Man Holding a Cat, Peter Harskamp

 

 

 

Cat Butt, Peter Harskamp

 

 

 

Cat and Woman, Peter Harskamp

 

 

 

Cat on a Woman's Lap, Peter Harskamp

 

 

 

Cat and Nude, Peter Harskamp

 

 

 

Cat and Woman, Peter Harskamp

 

 

 

Two Cats, Peter Harskamp

 

 

 

Woman with Blue Dress and Two Cats, Peter Harskamp

 

 

 

Cat on a Head, Peter Harskamp

 

 

 

Woman Holding a Cat, Peter Harskamp

 

 

 

Woman with Fat Cat, Peter Harskamp

 

 

 

Woman with Cat on her Back, Peter Harskamp

 

 

 

Man with Green Cat and Mandolin, Peter Harskamp

 

 

 

Grey Cat, Peter Harskamp

 

 

 

Cat on a Man's Head, Peter Harskamp

 

 

 

Nude with Cat, Peter Harskamp

 

 

 

Man with Cat, Peter Harskamp

 

 

 

Cat on a Nude, Peter Harskamp

 

 

 

Woman and Cat, Peter Harskamp

 

 

 

Woman and Black Cat, Peter Harskamp

 

 

 

Man with Cat, Peter Harskamp

 

 

 

Taking a Bath with Cat Looking On, Peter Harskamp

 

 

 

Woman Holding a Cat, Peter Harskamp

 

 

 

Blue Cat with Blue Woman, Peter Harskamp

 

 

 

Cat Scratching, Peter Harskamp

 

 

 

Cat and Woman Statue, Peter Harskamp

 

 

 

Cat and Woman Sculpture, Peter Harskamp

 

 

 

Woman and Cat Sculpture, Statue, Peter Harskamp

 

 

 

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