Evert Musch

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Evert Musch (Groningen, March 16, 1918 - Anloo, December 5, 2007) was a Dutch painter.

In the Drentse Aa valley near Gasteren, (1974). Oil on canvas, 62 x 73 cm, private collection.

Early life[edit]

Musch studied at Academie Minerva (1936–1940) in his hometown Groningen, where he studied under W. Valk, Arnold Willem Kort [nl] Kort[1] and C.P. de Wit. From 1947 to 1981, Musch was lecturer at the Academy Minerva, succeeding his former teacher De Wit. He was a teacher of amongst others Henk Helmantel [nl], Wim Crouwel and Martin Tissing [nl].[2] Musch married in 1943 painter Johanna (To) Jager, whom he had met at Academy Minerva. Musch was a member of the artists movement "De Jongeren" (1941–1942) and of the "Drentse Schilders" (1947–1953). In 1954 he was co-founder of the "Drents Schilders Genootschap".[3]

Later life[edit]

In 1985 he was awarded the Cultural Prize of Drenthe. The Drents Museum in Assen held a retrospective of his work in 1988.[4]

Themes and style[edit]

Musch made oil paintings and watercolors and his subjects include landscapes and portraits in naturalistic-impressionistic style. He also worked as a lithographer and illustrator of books, including "Kinderen in verstand en boosheid",[5] by the writer Piet Keuning [nl].


  1. ^ http://www.elseviermaandschrift.nl/EGM/1938/07/19380701/EGM-19380701-0471/story.pdf
  2. ^ van Dijk van, Francis; Drijvers, H. J. W. (1998). Leraren van de Academie Minerva. Een keuze uit twee eeuwen kunstonderwijs in Groningen. Groningen: Benjamin & Partners. ISBN 90-5477-019-8.
  3. ^ "drentsschildersgenootschap.nl". drentsschildersgenootschap.nl. Retrieved 2014-06-16.
  4. ^ "Catalogue of retrospective exhibition in 1988". Docs.google.com. Retrieved 2014-06-16.
  5. ^ Uitgeverij Profiel BV. "Kinderen in verstand en in boosheid - Profiel uitgeverij". Profiel.nl. Retrieved 2014-06-16.

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