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

Even as a young child he loved to paint and draw. From 1967 to 1972 he 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 months 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. Kind regards, Pierre

April - Oct '18, Continuous Exhibition, Masterclass; Maison / Atelier Pierre in Beynac et Cazenac
24220 Dordogne France