Charlotte Mutsaers in 2008
|Born||Charlotte Jacoba Maria Mutsaers
2 November 1942
|Occupation||Painter, teacher, essayist, novelist|
|Alma mater||Gerrit Rietveld Academy|
|Notable awards||Constantijn Huygens Prize (2000)
P. C. Hooft Award (2010)
Charlotte Jacoba Maria Mutsaers was born on 2 November 1942 in the city of Utrecht in the Netherlands. She was the daughter of the art historian Barend Mutsaers who worked at Utrecht University. She attended a gymnasium and studied Dutch in Amsterdam. Subsequently she became a teacher at an institute of higher vocational education. In the evenings she studied painting and printmaking at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. After her graduation she became a teacher at that institution. She remained an art teacher for over ten years.
As an artist she makes paintings, she has designed stamps, illustrated cultural magazines (Vrij Nederland) and designed book covers.
She started writing when she was about 40 years old. On 2 April 2010 Dutch television broadcast a documentary De wereld van Charlotte Mutsaers (The World of Charlotte Mutsaers), directed by Suzanne Raes. In May 2010 Charlotte Mutsaers received the P.C. Hooft Award.
As a candidate politician she was on the list of the Party for Animals at the occasion of the Dutch elections for the House of Representatives in 2006.
- 1983 – Het circus van de geest (emblems)
- 1985 – Hazepeper gevolgd door Napoleon, Sunt pueri pueri... en Varia (essays)
- 1986 – Mijnheer Donselaer zoekt een vrouw (picture story)
- 1988 – De markiezin (novel)
- 1988 – Hanegeschrei (picture story)
- 1990 – Kersebloed (essays)
- 1994 – Rachels rokje (novel)
- 1996 – Paardejam (essays)
- 1999 – Zeepijn (short stories)
- 2002 – Bont. Uit de zoo van Charlotte Mutsaers (animal stories; illustrated)
- 2003 – Cheese! (book & cd)
- 2008 – Koetsier Herfst (novel)
- 2010 – Pedante pendules en andere wekkers (essays)
- 2000 – J. Bernlef, T. Hermans et al. Fik & snik. Over Charlotte Mutsaers, schilderes en schrijfster
- 2010 – Daan Cartens (ed.) Charlotte Mutsaers. Paraat met Pen en penseel
- 1992 – Jan Greshoffprijs (Kersebloed)
- 2000 – Constantijn Huygens Prize (collected works)
- 2000 – Jacobus van Looyprijs (collected works)
- 2000 – Busken Huetprijs (Zeepijn)
- 2010 – P. C. Hooft Award (fiction)
- See: RKD record Charlotte Mutsaers. (RKD = Rijksbureau voor Kunsthistorische Documentatie). The RKD record says that Mutsaers received the PC Hooft Award 2009. This is a (minor) mistake. Mutsaers won the PC Hooft award 2010, as announced in 2009.
- See: Website Charlotte Mutsaers (Biography)
- See: Website P.C. Hooft Award (Dutch).
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- (Dutch) (English) Charlotte Mutsaers, official website
- (Dutch) Charlotte Mutsaers in the Digital Library for Dutch Literature