Painter and sculptor. Born in Leeuwarden, Friesland as son of book keeper Johannes Janz. Klein (1876-1960) and Sjieuwke Bouwes Schaap (1875-1950). Little known and forgotten self-taught artist working in Leeuwarden and Haarlem. Partner of painter Janny Tollenaar (1923-2013). Klein taught several young Dutch artists. Also spelled his family name as Kleijn
Member of “Kunstkring Haarlem, De Acht, Genootschap van beeldende kunstenaars 'Kunst zij ons doel”, “De Groep” and “Arti et Amicitiae”.
This strongly resembling Matisse’s “Odalisque” before a window is printed on thin on Japan paper.
Dear print lover, passing-by visitor and reader:
While this new gallery-museum site is under construction (being build-up, stocked and arranged) priority must be given to first add all the represented artists in the index with works from the collection and if possible with the examples from the archives.
During construction the site is open to visitors, questions, feedback and suggestions.
Read more about the artists, their lives, families and careers in the new and extensive Artist Lexicon: “DAS HAUS DER FRAU, the short biographies” accompanying this exhibition.
Hundreds of new artist biographies, a private publication in 2 Volumes written conveniently in English.
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