Herman DEEN, born 1950 in Amsterdam.


As far as I can remember I have always been interested in painting and art. At a young age (I lived in the center of Amsterdam) I regularly visited the Stedelijk Museum where I admired the works of Co Westerik, Melle and, later on, Willink.


At the age of 14 I made my first painting using oilpaint.
Besides my work in the graphical business, then as a hairdresser, I always kept painting. It is a big part of my existence.


At the age of 49 I followed the education at the Wackersacademy in Amsterdam. During and after this education still life became a specialty of mine. I try to paint the things not just the way they are, I try to give them a soul. Just pots and pans turn into beautiful, interesting objects.
Besides still lifes I also paint portrets and cityscapes. I also do figure studies.


From 2005 until 2008 I wrote for the magazine Palet. I herein tried to familiarize the readers of this magazine with painting in acryl.
For me the step to create abstract works was inevitable, which in practice turns out well together with the figurative.


About 3 years ago I started to create objects out of modeling paste and bronze.

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