Pieter W Postma

Netherlands

Artist biography

Pieter W Postma is a visual artist, who was born in the the Netherlands, like other famous artists such as Rem Koolhaas, Tommy Smits, Margi Geerlinks, Debbie Dijkstraart, and Nicoline Timmer.

Pieter W Postma's Gallery representation

Pieter W Postma is represented by Kersgallery located in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Historical Context of Netherlands

The Netherlands has been established as an artistic and cultural capital for centuries, for instance through the international influence of renowned artists such as Jan van Eyck in the fifteenth century. In the 1600s, the Dutch Golden Age saw the emergence of such distinguished 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 still regarded as an extraordinary, outstanding 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 established abstract art in the Netherlands, led 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 prominent architect and designer who adopted the ideals and the essence of De Stijl in his work. Willem de Kooning was also a Dutch national, though he relocated 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.

Pieter W Postma

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