Saturday, July 29, 2017

Piet Mulder

Piet Mulder was born on the Dutch-Belgian border shortly after the First World War, in Sint Jansteen, where his father worked for Customs. The family moved to new Customs posts almost every year, to places such as Roosendaal, Winterswijk, Rotterdam, Leiden and Tiel to arrive in Amsterdam in 1934, where Mulder's father became Verifier on the Entrepotdok. Piet studied at the HTS (Technical College), after which he received painting lessons at the "Vrije Academie Artibus" in Utrecht for 7 years.
Piet Mulder was the painter of landscapes in the Betuwe (a region in the central Netherlands), seascapes and portraits for more than half a century. In the sixties he was one of the driving forces behind the Visual Arts Circle between the Great Rivers, where artists such as Marinus van Boezem, Johan Ponsioen and Jan van Munster were affiliated, after which he became active in the Tielse Artists' Societeit and the Dutch Association for Seascape Painters.

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