Rein Draijer

Netherlands / 1899 - 1986 / wikipedia
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"Everything has been said" - Rein Draijer, 1981


Reindert Juurt (Rein) Draijer (Groningen, July 10, 1899 - The Hague, October 31, 1986); Dutch painter, sculptor, designer and ceramist who belongs to the New Hague School.

Rein Draijer (also written as Drayer) received drawing lessons from J. A. Slempkes and painting lessons from Jacob Hendrik Geerlings at the Art Academy in Arnhem. Here he also obtained his drawing certificate.

In 1922 he went to The Hague, where he worked as a drawing teacher and studied for his M.O. tekakte at the Royal Academy of Art. In the evening attended lessons by teacher Henk Meijer. Draijer had his first exhibition in 1927 in De Bron. He became a member of Pulchri Studio and founded in 1936 with Pulchri members Hubert Bekman, Hein von Essen, Jan van Heel, Marinus Schipper and Jan Franken Pzn. the artists' group, The Group. In 1952 he became a member of Verve. He was also a member of the Hague Art Circle and the Dutch Circle of Sculptors in Amsterdam. Draijer had a studio on the Erasmusweg in The Hague. In 1953 he also sculpted (in bronze). He was a teacher at the Hague Academy.

In 1952 Draijer received the Jacob Maris Prize for drawing, a prize he also received in 1968. In that year, the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag dedicated an exhibition to his oeuvre. In 1962 he took part in the Venice Biennale on behalf of the Netherlands and in 1968 he received the Jacob Hartog Prize in addition to the Jacob Maris Prize. Draijer's work is in the collection of several Dutch museums, including the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam and the Postal Museum and is part of the Rijks Collection.

In 1981 he ended his career. He died on October 31, 1986.
[Google translation of text at https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rein_Draijer]
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