Will be awarded the title of ‘Knight of the Order of Orange Nassau’ in 2013
2011 initiator of the Classical Academy of Sculpture;
2012-’16 initiator-organiser of the manifestations: 2012 ‘The Renaissance in the North’; 2016 ‘The Classical Salon’;
2015 > member of the group ‘Quasi-realists’;
2015 panel member ‘The Representational Art Conference, trac 2015’ in Ventura, California, USA;
2017 founder/treasurer of the De Klassieke Salon foundation www.klassieke-salon.nl organiser of international events and exhibitions.
2018 organiser of ‘The Representational Art Conference’, www.trac2018 and the exhibition ‘Classical Art’ in Leeuwarden, Cultural Capital of Europe;
2018 founder/chairman of the foundation-with-members ‘International League of Fine Art Schools’, www.ilfas.org and founder/secretary of the foundation-with-members ‘Classical Art Centre’ www.classicalartcentre.com
2018 member of the selectionpanel of the annual Dutch election: ‘Artist of the year’;
2018 participant of the ‘5th Silk Road International Arts Festival’ in Xi’an, China. Appointed as ‘Visiting professor at the ‘Xi’an University for Architecture and Technology’;
2019 organizer ‘Dutch Silk Road Art Exhibition’ in an exchange with Xi’an, China. Curator of the Dutch contribution to the ‘6th Silk Road International Arts Festival’ (11 Dutch artists, touring in several Chinese musea).
The 7 Deadly sins
Art is also the bearer of a theme. I went in search of classical themes, religious ones in the series ‘The 7 Deadly Sins’ and mythological ones in ‘The lusts of Zeus’.
Lusts of Zeus
And art can also connect nature with imagination
Landscapes also remained a subject. Visits to China led to Chinese themes, depicted in the landscape. East and West continue to seek each other out.
Productions and publications: various articles, paper ‘Picasso’s bull’ notes – among others – on the occasion of China exchange: ‘Dutch Silk Road Art Exhibition’; ‘Memorandum China’; Memorandum Russia; ‘3 bridges’ (publisher Klassieke Salon)
Click here to open PDF: The 7 Deadly sins Click here to open PDF: Memorandum China’18;
Click here to open PDF: Chinese Landscapes Click here to open PDF: Memorandum China’19
Click here to open PDF: Lusts of Zeus Click here to open PDF: Memorandum Russia’19
Click here to open video: trac2018 Click here to open video: Dutch Silk Road Exhibition
Click here to open PDF: Picasso’s bull Click here to open PDF: ‘3 bridges’