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Artist Biographies

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van Noort, Pieter
Vasarely, Victor
Vos, Henk

Pieter van Noort

Pieter van Noort
Dutch artist

Pieter van Noort was born in 1602 in the Netherlands, where he lived and worked until his death in 1672. His body of work consist primarily of trompe l’oeil still lives and genre scenes. His still lives often focus on the subject of hunting with dead birds and fish, which have just been killed. These dead animals are often accompanied the implements of hunting and fishing including guns, fishing rods and baskets and hunting dogs. His works are in the collections of major museums in the Netherlands including the Dordrecht Museum and the Rijksmuseum.

Victor Vasarely

Victor Vasarely
French/Hungarian affiliated Op-art, abstract expressionist

French painter and printmaker of Hungarian birth, Vasarely was one of the leading figures in the development of geometric abstraction known as Op art, popular in Europe and the USA during the 1960s. He studied in Budapest at the Academy of Painting (1925-7) and under Alexander Bortnyk (1893-1977) at the Mühely Academy, also known as the Budapest Bauhaus (1929-30). In 1930 he moved to Paris and worked as a graphic designer for the next decade and was able to commit himself seriously to the task of devising a new pictorial language in the period following World War II. After what he regarded as a false start in 1944-6, he began the process of lengthy and methodical abstraction from particular features of his environment that resulted in his pure and individual style of the 1960s.

Henk Vos

Henk Vos
b. 1946
Dutch equestrian painter

Henk Vos was born in 1946 in Amsterdam, Holland. He studied at the Johannesburg School of Art and began his career as a commercial artist and newspaper cartoonist. In 1975, he became a full-time artist, specializing in wildlife. From 1982 onwards he concentrated on equestrian subjects. Vos was invited to exhibit at the World Wilderness Congress in 1977 and the Wildlife Artist of the World exhibition in 1985.


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