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HANS KITSLAAR – °1944 – ROERMOND – THE NETHERLANDS
In 1966 the art scene in Flanders was surprised to discover new work of an unknown young Dutch painter from Roermond at “Trefpunt” in Ghent which at the time was the Mecca of the Flemish art movement. His name? Hans Kitslaar.
The young man from Roermond received his training at the Maastricht Art Academy and completed his education at the National Superior Institute for the Arts in Antwerp, where Rik Slabbinck was his teacher and mentor.
Already in his early twenties he received important awards for his work, but it remained to be seen whether this would convince the Ghent art community which at the time was mainly appreciative of the more established artists of this era. Walter De Buck though had a good intuition with regard to the future of the young artist from Roermond and introduced him swiftly in the Ghent art scene, in which he easily integrated and where he received all credits from the then renowned and leading art gallery “Salons Vyncke-Van Eyck”.
In 1967 Hans Kitslaar arrived in Deurle on the Leie river where mayor and patron of the arts Antoon de Pesseroey recognized the potential of the youn ...
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