Jan Sluijters (1881 - 1957) one of the most important figurative painters in the 20st century of The Netherlands. With his friends-in-art Piet Mondiaan and Leo Gestel he is one of the first to join the modernism. Typical in Sluijters work is experimenting with different aspects of the international streams like fauvism, kubism and luminusm. In brilliant colours and with free brushes he creates landscapes, portraits and flower-still-lives. Jan Sluijters finds his subjects in his neigbourhood, his wife Greet van Cootnen, his children, the flowers on the diningtable are favorite subjects.
Johannes Carolus Bernardus (Jan) Sluijters (17 December 1881, 's-Hertogenbosch – 8 May 1957, Amsterdam) was a Dutch painter.
Sluijters (in English often spelled "Sluyters") was a leading pioneer of various post-impressionist movements in the Netherlands. He experimented with several styles, including fauvism and cubism, finally settling on a colorful expressionism. His paintings feature nude studies, portraits, and still lifes.
Johannes Carolus Bernardus ‘Jan’ Sluijters, born in 1881
‘s-Hertogenbosch, he died in Amsterdam 1959.
Student at the Art School in ‘s-Hertogenbosch and
Amsterdam. Jan Sluijters got in 1904 the Prix de Rome.
He travelled to Spain and Italy.
Painter of figures, especially nudes, landscapes,
flowers and drawings of children.
Jan Sluijters is one of the famous Dutch artists, he
made big name with his portrets and his nudes.
Jan Sluijters had exhibitions in the Stedelijk Museum
Amsterdam, Museum Boymans-van Beuningen Rotterdam,
Singer Museum Laren, Haags Gemeentemiseum,
Dordrechts Museum etc,etc.