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Els van AstenBiography: Born in 1951 in Tilburg, lives and works since 1983 in The Hague in The Netherlands. She studied at the "Koninklijke Academie voor Kunst en Vormgeving" in 's-Hertogenbosch, direction illustrations. Via de "Werkschuit" in Amsterdam she landed at the "Vrije Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten" The Hague, where she specialised in the art of screenprinting. She has exhibited her screenprints among others in cities like Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Utrecht and The Hague. Levi's Benelux b.v. gave her an assignment to make a series of screenprints with as subject "Jeans Art". Screenprints have been bought by enterprises as well as private persons. Since 1995 she specialises in painting with acrylic on cotton. Her paintings find their origin in the artist being a woman and the ideas of being imprisoned existence; the housewife (mother) at home (with her kids),the working woman planning and making her career. Not for nothing one of her paintings is named "Jail". As a painter, she has been acknowledged, since July 1st 1997, by HCBK Stroom , as a professional visual artist. Next to her free works she also accepts assignments. Country: Netherlands Birthyear: 1951 Galleries: 2000 Dijkzigt Galerie - Rotterdam - solo Gallery Benjamin - Bjärred Zweden - groep Gallery S.t Gertrud, Malmö, Zweden - groep Galerie Bretel - Groenlo - solo Galerie Wim Zwijssen - Hoorn - solo SER - Den Haag - solo 1999 Jacob Jordaens Art Center (kunstkamer) - Antwerpen Gallerie Artimediair - Den Haag - groep North Sea Jazz Festival - Den Haag - groep Gallerie Artimediair - Den Haag - solo Gallerie Dubio - Den Haag - groep 1998 Gallerie Dubio - Den Haag - groep Vis & Van As - Den Haag - solo Boomer - Den Haag - solo "De Haagse Salon" - Den Haag - groep 1997 Moret, Ernst & Young - Den Haag - groep Le Grand Bazaar - Den Haag - solo Media: acrylic Style: other, Figurative Subjects: people, portraits and characters
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