Ed Van Der Elsken

1925 · Netherlands

Artist biography

Ed Van Der Elsken is an established contemporary visual artist, who was born and brought up in the Netherlands. Ed Van Der Elsken was born in 1925. Born in the same country and of the same generation are Christiaan Karel Appel, Dick Bruna and Ad Dekkers.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Ed Van Der Elsken's work is on display at Annet Gelink Gallery in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Ed Van Der Elsken's work are currently exhibiting at Annet Gelink Gallery in Amsterdam with the exhibition New reproductions (14 March 2020 - 01 May 2020). Ed Van Der Elsken's work has also been exhibited during the Sweet Life exhibition at Annet Gelink Gallery in Amsterdam, the Netherlands (06 September 2019 - 11 October 2019).

Ed Van Der Elsken in private collections

Ed Van Der Elsken's works can be found on Artland in the following collection: johnnyroux. This also includes works by other critically acclaimed artists, Hur Kyung-Ae, Won Sou-Yeol, and Miriam Tölke.

Historical Context of Netherlands

The Netherlands has a reputable 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 among the most well-known in the world. The Dutch Golden Age of the 1600s brought such luminaries as Rembrandt, Rubens, Vermeer, Van Dyck and Van Ruisdael. In the twentieth century, some of the earliest examples of abstraction in the Netherlands were made under the aegis of the seminal de Stijl movement, led by Piet Mondrian and Theo van Doesberg. Gerrit Rietveld was a major architect and designer whose work is closely related to the ideas of De Stijl.

Further Biographical Context for Ed Van Der Elsken

Ed Van Der Elsken was born in 1925 and was primarily influenced by the 1950s growing up. New York City became the focus for modernism on an international scale during the Post-War period. Many artists had travelled to the city during the Second World War, fleeing in exile from Europe. This led to a significant pooling of talent and ideas. Influential Europeans such as Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann provided inspiration for American artists whilst in New York, and influenced cultural growth in the United States for many later decades. Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb were influential artists of this period. The male dominated environment has been subsequently revisited to recognise the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Ed Van Der Elsken

  • Artworks in Collections 3
  • Exhibitions 3

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