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Visual artist Aat Veldhoen (84) died

Visual artist Aat Veldhoen’s Sunday death. He died at the age of 84 in the presence of his wife and children in his home town of Amsterdam, according to his family.

This year designed Veldhoen, the poster of the anniversary edition of the festival Film by the Sea, which is twenty years. ridge made his name as an etcher, a technique that he himself had taught.

Fame he acquired in the sixties when he via so-called rotaprenten his art for a broad public. Veldhoens work is included in the collections of several museums including the Rembrandt house, the Amsterdam Museum and the Rijksmuseum.

His work is on the basis of the themes and the unvarnished realism is closely connected with the emancipation and liberation of the individual from the oppressive straitjacket of church and state.

At the end of the seventies, he learned the creative possibilities of the polaroidfotografie know. He saw it as a quick and effective way to preliminary studies for his paintings and went to work with manipulated polaroids, which he took around 3,500 would make. Which have been recently by the Rijksmuseum purchased.

Aat Veldhoen and his wife, Hedy d’Ancona ().

Veldhoen signed after stroke with the left hand

ridge was at the beginning of this century suffered a stroke that he’s in control of his right hand lost. In the rehabilitation centre, he began, therefore, with his untrained left hand to draw. The pressure to work was too great.

On the occasion of Veldhoens seventieth birthday in 2004, exhibited in the Rembrandt house Museum is still a collection of his work.

Arie Johannes Veldhoen, born on 1 november 1934 in Amsterdam, has eight children from three marriages. Since 1997, he was together with Hedy d’Ancona. It was decades for the Labour party, active in politics and was one of the originators of the monthly magazine Aside.

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