Jurjen de Haan
Jurjen de Haan is considered one of the most influential post-war artists of the Netherlands. After he studied at the Royal Academy of Art in the Hague, he started teaching fine arts at the University of Arts at Arnhem. As a big follower of the Cobra art movement, his works are often considered as “post-cobra”. His naive, childish, and joyful-looking abstract paintings with free brushstrokes and intense colors are the main aspects of his depictions. After working as a lecturer, he became the head of Pulchri Gallery in the Hague between 1983 and 1988. He won several prizes and organized numerous exhibitions until he died in 2018.