Impressionist Pierre van Dijk
Gallery - Atelier - Masterclass - 24220-Beynac-et-Cazenac Dordogne France.

Biography

Pierre van Dijk was born on 5 June 1950 in 's-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands. 

Impressionist  "Maison / Atelier - Gallery - Pierre"  Pierre van Dijk Beynac et Cazenac, Dordogne France

Even as a young child he loved to paint and draw. From 1967 to 1972 studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts (NL). From 1972 to 1974 he continued his studies at the Free Academy (NL), personally supervised by Livinus van der Bunt, artist and rector of the academy. A large number of exhibitions - both in the Netherlands and abroad - followed from 1974. 

In 1977 Pierre moved to Gorinchem and became a member of "Pictura" in Dordrecht. After a number of modern art projects such as "Les Enfants Terrible" and "Monument Affaire" he returned to his hometown in s-Hertogenbosch in 1984, where he devoted himself to the development of his painting techniques. In addition to traditional techniques, he also mastered brush techniques. There were requests for exhibitions. The authoritative magazine 'Kunstbeeld' asked him to exhibit in New York.

In 1989, Pierre moved to the US for a few years

where he exhibited in various galleries, including Gallery 54 in New York. During this period he also taught at Lock Haven University in Pennsylvania. In the course of the eighties, Pierre was increasingly driven internally to capture the phenomena of light and color in all their splendor.

Pierre developed a unique palette, style and vision. This vision, the typical use of colors and his association with light have become famous and characteristic Pierre's impressionist paintings. His vision can be described as vitalistic optimism; he paints the beauty of life. His use of colors can be called contradictory. By using a refined combination of a limited number of basic colors he achieves an inimitable richness of colors. His use of light is more than just lighting; it does not fall externally on the object or scene; it is usually a light from the inside. Pierre van Dijk colors life and reveals a world of light.

Pierre later opened a Maison / Atelier Pierre in the medieval town of Beynac, the origin of Impressionism. The Maison / Atelier Pierre is surrounded by historic monuments and the overwhelming nature of the Dordogne, which continue to inspire its work.

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"Colors have their own beauty that must be preserved, as one strives to maintain the sound quality in music" - Henri Matisse

"No one is an artist unless he has his Painting in his head before he starts painting it, and he is certain of his method and composition" - Claude Monet


 

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