Jacqueline De Jong

1939 · Netherlands

Artist biography

Jacqueline De Jong is an established contemporary visual artist, who originates from the Netherlands. Jacqueline De Jong was born in 1939. Born in the same country and around the same year are Christiaan Karel Appel, Dick Bruna and Ad Dekkers.


Jacqueline De Jong most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Pippy Houldsworth Gallery in London with the exhibition Resilience(s). The exhibition was open from 27 November 2019 until 17 January 2020. Jacqueline De Jong's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; rodolphe janssen in Brussels (28 March 2020 - 09 May 2020) with the name WAR paintings from 1991 to 2014 and Dürst Britt & Mayhew in The Hague (13 February 2020 - 16 May 2020) with the name Vèf Jaah!. Jacqueline De Jong's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called Imagination á Rebours and took place at Dürst Britt & Mayhew in The Hague, the Netherlands from the 03 June 2017 to 15 July 2017.

Historical Context of Netherlands

The Netherlands has been established as an artistic and cultural centre for centuries, for instance through the global influence of renowned artists such as Jan van Eyck in the fifteenth century. In the 1600s, the Dutch Golden Age saw the rise of such illustrious artists as Rembrandt, Rubens, Vermeer, Van Dyck and Van Ruisdael. Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh is considered as one of the most significant forerunners of the post-Impressionist era and is seen today as an extraordinary, unprecedented painter that has influenced the art sphere regardless of any era or movement. At first established as a magazine, De Stijl was a movement that pioneered abstract art in the Netherlands, driven by Piet Mondrian and Theo van Doesberg. De Stijl artists would espouse a visual language solely composed of geometrical shapes, and the movement also had a significant influence on modern architecture as well as design. Gerrit Rietveld was a powerful architect and designer who embraced the ideals and the essence of De Stijl in his work. Willem de Kooning was also a Dutch national, though he migrated to the United States in the earlier years of his life, and his work was largely influenced by the Abstract Expressionism movement thriving in New York City in the late 1940s and 1950s.

Further Biographical Context for Jacqueline De Jong

Jacqueline De Jong was born in 1939 and was primarily influenced by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism prevailed in the 1950s as a chief method of painting, and explored ideas about the sublime and spirituality. Artists endeavoured to focus on painting’s formal properties, and Action Painting took inspiration from the political freedoms of the United States, in opposition to the strictures of the Soviet bloc. Significant artists of this period included Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. In subsequent revisions, the contributions and efforts of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois have been recognised, amongst many other female creatives.

Jacqueline De Jong