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Jan Van Munster

1939 Netherlands

2 Works exhibited

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  • About the Artist
Jan Nicolaas van Munster (born 3 July, 1939 in Gorinchem) is a Dutch sculptor and installation artist whose work appears in many public places in the Netherlands and Germany. Van Munster studied from 1955-1957 at the Academy of Fine Arts and Applied Sciences in Rotterdam, and from 1957-1960 at the Instituut voor Kunstnijverheidsonderwijs in Amsterdam. After graduation van Munster settled as independent artist in Gorinchem. In 1967 he moved to Rotterdam, where he worked until 1985. From 1987 to 1991 he worked is Noordwelle, Schouwen-Duiveland, from 1989 to 2003 in Renesse, Schouwen-Duiveland, and afterwards in Vlissingen. In 1966 he received the A. Schwartz Prize, in 1971 the Hendrik Chabot Prize, and in 2002 the Wilhelmina-ring. From 1968-1970 he was a lecturer at the Ateliers '63 in Haarlem, from 1974-1977 at the Rotterdam Art Academy and from 1978-1990 at the Academy of Art and Design St. Joost 's-Hertogenbosch. Van Munster is initiator and founder of the IK foundation (Stichting IK; based on his "IK" works, see below). Since 2011, this foundation has managed an artist residency and exhibition space located in a former water tower and adjacent buildings in the Dutch village Oost-Souburg.

Works by Jan van Munster

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