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RKD contributes to the exhibition catalogue 'Jan Sluijters. The wild years'

The Noordbrabants Museum in Den Bosch will host a large-scale exhibition displaying works by Jan Sluijters from the period 1904-1914: Jan Sluijters. The wild years. The exhibition will run from 17 of November 2018 to 7 of April 2019.

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.


Jan Sluijters. The wild years

Unknown photographer, Portrait of Jan Sluijters, ca. 1904. Archive of Adrianus and Christine van Zeegen, RKD – Netherlands Institute for Art History.