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'Rider' Arthur Spronken
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'Rider' Arthur Spronken

Arthur Jan Elisa Spronken (Beek 1930 -2018 Sitard) is one of the Netherlands' most famous sculptors. In his youth, Spronken was influenced by the horse hobby of his father (cigar manufacturer and b...
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Philosopher Co Westerik

Philosopher Co Westerik

Co Westerik (The Hague 1924-2018 Rotterdam) is perhaps the most important realist in post-war Dutch painting, although he was really a philosophical dreamer. After Co Westerik studied at the Royal ...
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Gray master Wim Schumacher

Gray master Wim Schumacher

Wim Schuhmacher (Amsterdam 1894-1986) is one of the best-known artists around Magical Realism. He trained as a house painter and was an interior artist's assistant from 1911 to 1913. He mainly taug...
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Colorist Jean Brusselsmans

Colorist Jean Brusselsmans

Jean Brusselmans (Brussels 1884-1953 Dildeek) was a Belgian painter, although he (also) started as an engraver and lithographer. He trained at the academy in Brussels. His early work (1900 to 1912)...
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Abstract Theosophy by Hilma Af Klint

Abstract Theosophy by Hilma Af Klint

Hilma af Klint (Karlberg 1862-1944 Djursholm) was a Swedish painter and the first painter to work abstractly. Just as Vermeer was forgotten for 200 years before becoming the star of today, you can ...
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Illuminist Frans Smeers

Illuminist Frans Smeers

Frans Smeers (Brussels 1873 – 1960 Brussels) was first a decorator and then went to the Academy of Fine Arts in Bruges. He was co-founder of the Le Sillon group in 1893 together with J. Lambeaux an...
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Detailed bolster Nic Jonk

Detailed bolster Nic Jonk

Nic Jonk (Schermerhorn 1928-1994 Alkmaar) and spent his childhood in Langedijk where his mother had a grocery store after the father of the house died. To the great shame of the family, he left for...
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Bread painter Jan Knikker jr.

Bread painter Jan Knikker jr.

Jan Simon Knikker (Leiden 1911-1990 The Hague) comes from a family of painters. Cousin Aris and father Jan Simon preceded him. Jan Knikker senior was a self-taught artist and settled at the turn of...
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