BERNARD POTHAST (DUTCH, 1882-66), OIL ON CANVAS, C. 1920, H 24", W 20", 'A DUTCH INTERIOR',
Three children in interior setting fascinated by pet in a cage. Pothast 1882-1966. Signed lower right. Bernard Pothast was born in 1882 in Hal, Belgium. He studied painting at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam between 1904 and 1907. From the collection of Michael J. Kearins, who lived in Grosse Pointe Shores and acquired fine paintings circa 1930 - 40. Works have remained in the family through three generations until this time.