Jan Schoonhoven

1914 · Netherlands

Artist biography

Jan Schoonhoven is regarded as a well established artist, who was born and brought up in the Netherlands, like other well-known artists such as Bas Zoontjens, Marion Möller, Marjolein Wortmann, Desiree Engelen, and Juul Hondius. Jan Schoonhoven was born in 1914.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Several galleries around the world represent and exhibit Jan Schoonhoven's work, including galleries in countries like the United Kingdom, Italy, and the United States. Some of those galleries are David Zwirner | London, Cortesi Gallery | London, as well as Cardi Gallery | London in the United Kingdom. Jan Schoonhoven most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Borzo Gallery in Amsterdam with the exhibition TEFAF Maastricht. The exhibition was open from 05 March 2020 until 15 March 2020. Jan Schoonhoven's only other exhibition is LANG NIET GEZIEN, NOG NIET GEZIEN, which took place at Borzo Gallery in Amsterdam, the Netherlands (04 April 2019 - 01 June 2019).

Jan Schoonhoven in private collections

It is the collector Eric van 't Hoff Collection, who is in possession of artwork by Jan Schoonhoven at Artland. Eric van 't Hoff Collection also has works by other artists including Marie Kølbæk Iversen, Philipp Keel, and Qafar Rzayev.

Historical Context of Netherlands

The Netherlands has a reputable heritage for art and design in the twentieth century culture, although its place 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. Willem de Kooning is also Dutch, although he emigrated to the United States at a young age and his work is most closely related to the New York City Abstract Expressionist scene of the late 1940s and 1950s.

Further Biographical Context for Jan Schoonhoven

Born in 1914, Jan Schoonhoven was primarily inspired by the 1930s. The period of the 1930s is characterised by the conflict between a number of political ideologies, including Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. In the Soviet Union, Stalin’s government needed urgent funds to implement the rapid industrialisation demanded by the first Five Year Plan. It initiated a secret proposal to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a preliminary list of two hundred and fifty rare paintings by the Old Masters, a number of which found their way to the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

Jan Schoonhoven

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  • Exhibitions 3

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