Kees de Kort
1934 Nijkerk, The Netherlands

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Education
1956 - 1962

Colleges of Art Amersfoort, Utrecht en Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

 
Exhibitions
  2010 Bergen Art Centre, group exhibition with work by 36 members
2006 - 2007
Bible Museum, Amsterdam, Kees de Kort -A Tribute to 40 years of Artistry
2005
Artist's Center Bergen, The Netherlands
2005
Das Maislabyrinth am NiederRhein, Germany
2003
Katholische Akademie Hamburg, Germany
2002
Artist's Center Bergen, The Netherlands
1998
Kunstcentrum Frankfurt am Main, Germany
1998
Alpha Galerie Nurnberg, Germany, Wanderausstellung, Bilder zum Leben
1997
Gemeentehuis Bergen NH, Verassende beeldverhalen van een vader en twee zonen
1995
Galerie Dieringhausen, Germany (groupexhibition)
1995
Galerie Meersburg, Germany (solo)
1993
Dominikanerkloster, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
1988
Jewish Historical Museum , Amsterdam
1988
Lanion Biënnale, France
1986
Pulchri Studio, The Hague (groupexhibition)
1984
Bologna Biennale, Italy
1984
Museum Zwaensteyn Voorburg, The Netherlands
1977
Artist's Center Bergen, The Netherlands
1977
Philips-Dufar Amsterdam

 

Publications, a selection
2004
‘Look, the Bible!' DVD en ‘ The Audio Visual Bible' CD-ROM with illustrations taken from the
‘The Picture Book Bible', animated by David Geertsma with music by Wim Soens, published
by Lannoo and Takka Takka, Belgium
2000
Meine Bilderbibel Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft
ISBN 3-438-04129-4
1999
Bibelbilderbuch, cassette with five bound books, German Bible Society
ISBN 3-438-04131-6
1998
Neukirchener Erzählbibel
in collaboration with Michiel de Kort and texts by Irmgard Werth
ISBN 3-920-524-51-9
1995

Es begann im Paradies (It Began in Paradise)
in collaboration wit Hjalmar de Kort, German Bible Society

1995
Leeswijzer bij de Kijkbijbel (A Guide to the Big Picture Bible Book)
Dutch Bible Society (NBG) and Belgian Bible Society Brussels
ISBN 90-6126-391-3
1992
De Kijkbijbel (The Big Picture Bible Book)
a hard cover edition with illustrations taken from 28 volumes of bible stories first appearing
as part of the series ‘What the Bible tells us', Netherlands Bible Society
ISBN 90612 63883/ 348 pages / 15th Edition 2005
1990
Neukirchener Kinder Bibel
with text by Irmgard Werth
Kalenderverlag de Erziehungsvereins Neukirchen-Vluyn
  1989 Amos, een profeet uit Juda (Amos, a prophet of Judah)
with biblical texts taken from the Good News Bible
Dutch Bible Society (NBG)
1988
Neukircher Kinder-Bibel
Kalenderverlag de Erziehungsvereins Neukirchen-Vluyn
ISBN 3-920-524-52-7 / 14th Edition 2003
  1972 - 1974 weekly serial for the children's page in 'De Bijbel' ( A Bible Magazine)
Geïllustreerde Pers
1965 - continuing
What The Bible Tells Us, a 28 volume series
- bound, 20 x 20 cm
- small format 13 x 13 cm
- gramophone record and slides
various editions and translations in ninety languages
published by Dutch Bible Society (NBG) Haarlem

 

Commissions
2002

Jacob and the angel , a triptych for the Symfora in Amersfoort
in collaboration with Hjalmar de Kort

1994
The Creation Story, a series of stained glass windows
for the Pastoral Center Hendrik of Boeijen-Oord, Assen
1990

Five stories from the New Testament,
a series of stained glass windows for the Lazarus Church, Nieder-Ramstädter Heime,
Mühltal, Germany

     
Bibliography, a selection of recent reviews
 

2007

'Kees de Korts Kijkbijbel is een van die zeldzame blijvertjes',
(Kees de Kort's Picture Bible Book is one of a few that stays with you)
Lodewijk Dros, Trouw January 11, 2007
  2007 'Varkens inspireren wereldkunstenaar' (‘Pigs inspire a world class artist')
Ingrid Spelt, Noordhollands Dagblad (North-Holland Daily) January 11, 2007
Awards
  1988 Best Children's Book of the Year, Leipzig, Germany
  1988 Neukirchener Kinderbibel 1, 2, 3 (3rd Prize)
  1985 Spaanprijs
  1974 Kunstlerische Leistungen Leipzig, Germany 2nd Prize for the Best Schoolbook
       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact information and Copyright

Kees de Kort owns the copyrights to all his paintings and illustrations.
If you would like to use any of his images or have any questions about the work, feel free to contact us at : info@keesdekort.com