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Art and music in Boijmans
March 2012

Co Westerik

This spring the Print Room is showing a selection of drawing by Co Westerik, providing a survey of thirty-five years of his work.

Co Westerik, Standing man before mirror (1971). Pen, pencil, water colour and Indian ink, 325 x 182 mm, Loan Stichting Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen 2004
Co Westerik, Standing man before mirror (1971). Pen, pencil, water colour and Indian ink, 325 x 182 mm, Loan Stichting Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen 2004

Several years ago the museum received a large number of works by Co Westerik (1924) from the collection of Leo van Oosterom. They are now being displayed for the first time. Westerik is best known as a painter, but has also made many drawings and watercolours. When Co Westerik draws with a fine pen, if is almost as if he is writing. His images appear spontaneously on the white sheet of paper. He elaborates some areas in great detail, consciously leaving other parts open to the viewer’s personal interpretation.

Westerik’s work is considered part of the New Hague School and the city has played an important part in his life. He studied at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, where he also taught life drawing from 1958 to1971. He now lives and works between Rotterdam and France. Read more about the exhibition or send an e-card.

The works by Co Westerik can be seen in the Print Room from 10 March, during Rotterdam’s Museum Night.

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