Peter Bruning Signed 1975 Oil on Canvas Cubist Style Still Life Painting


A Cubist style oil on canvas painting by the Dutch-American artist Peter Bruning (1923-2018). Painted in 1975, this abstract still life depicts a tabletop arranged with a bowl of fruit, a wine bottle, and a knife. Signed along the bottom edge and dated to the verso, the painting is displayed in a black and gold tone wooden frame.

Born in Amsterdam, Bruning received a doctorate in Germanic studies, as well as minor studies in sociology and art history, at the University of Amsterdam in 1949. He studied art in Amsterdam, Bern, and Paris. In 1950, he was a visiting instructor at Indiana State and later taught German and Dutch at Indiana University, University of California Berkley, and Rice University. While advancing his academic career, Bruning was also pursing his art career and participated actively in the local arts community. 



21” W x 33” H x 1.75” D (frame).

Condition notes:

Some scuffs and scratches to frame. Age appropriate wear.

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