1887 · Netherlands
Chris Beekman is a contemporary artist considered well established, who was born and brought up in the Netherlands, like other famous artists such as Paulien Oltheten, Jeroen Verhoeven, Ramon, Tenant of Culture, and Florian. Chris Beekman was born in 1887.
Chris Beekman in private collections
On Artland Chris Beekman's art can be found in the following collection: Eric van 't Hoff Collection which, for instance, also has works by other prominent and critically acclaimed artists including Liam Fallon, Qafar Rzayev, and Sarah Derat.
Historical Context of Netherlands
The Netherlands has a strong heritage for art and design in the twentieth century culture, although its position as a cultural powerhouse had been long established, centuries before the fifteenth century, when artists like Jan van Eyck were amidst the most famous in the world. The Dutch Golden Age of the 1600s brought such luminaries as Rembrandt, Rubens, Vermeer, Van Dyck and Van Ruisdael. In the 20th century, some of the earliest examples of abstraction in the Netherlands were emerged under the aegis of the seminal de Stijl movement, led by Piet Mondrian and Theo van Doesberg. Gerrit Rietveld was an influential architect and designer whose work is closely related to the ideas of De Stijl.