Bram van Velde
Bram (Abraham Gerardus) van Velde (October 19, 1895 - December 28, 1981) was a Dutch painter known for a semi-representative painting style with intense and geometric colors linked to tachism and lyrical abstraction. He is often seen as a member of the Paris School, but his work lies between Expressionism and Surrealism and evolved in the 1960s into an expressive abstract art. His 1950s paintings are similar to contemporary works by Matisse, Picasso and abstract expressionist Adolph Gottlieb. He was supported by numerous French-speaking writers, including Samuel Beckett and the poet André du Bouchet.