RKD Netherland Institute for art History
Sluijters was born in Den Bosch and was at the absolute forefront of Dutch painting in this period. With his innovative style he held a long-standing leading position in relation to his peers Piet Mondrian and Leo Gestel. In the exhibition Jan Sluijters. The wild years, and the accompanying catalogue, Sluijters work is displayed in the context of national and international artistic developments, throwing fresh light into the significance of his work in this phase of early modernism.
The richly illustrated catalogue contains three intermezzos by RKD researchers Anita Hopmans and Wietse Coppes, in which they describe the developments in the field of modern art in France and the Netherlands during the years 1904-1914.
Unknown photographer, Portrait of Jan Sluijters, ca. 1904. Archive of Adrianus and Christine van Zeegen, RKD – Netherlands Institute for Art History.