Jan Cremer

Jan Cremer (Enschede, 1940) was educated at the Academy of Fine Arts in Arnhem and lives and works – if he is not travelling – in Amsterdam. The young Cremer soon emerged as an original and obsessive artist. After his first solo exhibition at Galerie De Posthoorn in 1958 the critics – just recovered from the Cobra-riots – referred to him as a ‘wild beast’. After exhibitions in Gemeentemuseum The Hague and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam Cremer moved to America with the first royalties of his popular book Ik, Jan Cremer (1964). In New York Cremer started to make colorful, neat and orderly composed works in the style of ‘Dutch Realism’. Cremer combines his work with travel- and wanderlust; he is on the road six months a year, the other months he divides his time between painting and writing in the south of France and Switzerland.

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