Jelle van der Ploeg

A realistic fine painter with a classical, according to traditional methods, way of working and adverse to modern and abstract thinking. Jelle was born in 1940 in Magalang (Netherlands East Indies) where he lived with his mother and two brothers in a Japanese prisoner’s camp. During the police turmoil in 1950 van der Ploeg family escaped Netherlands East Indies and lived for a long time in Bergen (Noord-Holland, the Netherlands). Already at the primary school Jelle attracted attention because of his extraordinary drawing capabilities. Unfortunately after the primary school he had to follow a technical education, which was at that time the way to go for. This despite an attempt of his teacher to having Jelle registered in the Academy of Arts. During painting in his free time he got interested in the art of the so-called “Old Masters”. He learned drawing from a model and followed an education to commercial artist. Because of his passion for Old Masters he immersed in the oil-painting layer by layer technique. Due to competence, intensive training and observation of among others townscapes of Cornelis Springer, he succeeded to master this technique.

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olieverf op paneel. 60 x 50 cm.
Bedreiging
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olieverf op doek. 100 x 80 cm
 

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