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lecture about the life and work of Kees Verwey

At Vereniging Santpoort Belang by director Laura van der Wijden

On Tuesday, March 12 at 20.00 p.m., Laura van der Wijden will give a lecture at the Santpoorts Belang Association about the life and work of Kees Verwey (1900-1995), the painter after whom the museum is named.
Kees Verwey grew up in Santpoort with his parents and had two famous uncles: the architect Berlage and poet Albert Verwey. Impressed by these uncles, who were characterized by social involvement, idealism and a focus on art and culture, the painter had great difficulty finding himself. When his teacher Henri Boot sends him to Spaarndam to banish 'luxury' from his life, it takes a while before Verwey can break away from Boot and dare to live his own life.
He became known as a painter of the Haarlemse school from the twentieth century, for its portraits and still lifes. He painted with oil on linen, drew portraits with pencil and charcoal and became an acclaimed watercolourist. He had a special life and left behind a large oeuvre with hundreds of still lifes, portraits and drawings.

Sign Up: via or pin on the spot at the venue.
Date and time: Tuesday, March 12 at 20.00 p.m.
Location: 't Brederode Huys, Blekersveld 50, Santpoort Zuid.
Entree: €7,50 (membership is not required).