Flor Silvester

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Florus "Flor" Silvester (30 August 1923 in Rotterdam – 2 December 2008 in Dordrecht),[1] sometimes spelled as Silvestre,[2][3] was a Dutch graphic designer, illustrator, painter, and sculptor.[4] Silverster's designs won him the Eurostar for packaging and the Golden Nut.[4][5] He designed and illustrated many Dutch books and designed some classic posters.[3][6][7]

Flor Silvester studied at the Willem de Kooning Academy, then known as the Volksindustrieschool or the Rotterdamse Academie. Among his teachers were Aart Glansdorp, David Bautz, and Kees van Roemburg.[5] Flor Silvester lived in Rotterdam, Utrecht, and Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht. In H.I. Ambacht his studio was in his home on the Reeweg.

Flor played the trombone[8] in several bands. In 1995 he participated in the 25th Jazz Festival of Breda.[8]

Flor Silvester was married to Elizabeth van Dijk.[1] They had three children.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Overleden: Flor Silvester", NRC Handelsblad, 5 December 2008, 85 jaar, wed./wednr. van Elizabeth van Dijk, 02-12-2008, Dordrecht
  2. ^ Boekestijn, Piet (2013), "Overzicht van boekillustratoren" (PDF), Nederlandse boekversiering eerste helft 20e eeuw, pietboekestijn.nl, Silvestre, Florus (1923-) ps. Flor Silvester
  3. ^ a b Flor Silvester, Gemeentearchief Rotterdam, archived from the original on 2013-12-02, retrieved 2013-12-02
  4. ^ a b "Flor Silvester", Explore, Netherlands Institute for Art History, Kwalificaties: beeldhouwer, schilder, aquarellist, tekenaar, grafisch ontwerper; Prijzen: Gouden Noot en Eurostar voor verpakkingen
  5. ^ a b "Florus Silvester", Documentatie van Beeldende Kunst in Utrecht, artindex.nl
  6. ^ Flor Silvester, International Institute of Social History
  7. ^ Silvester, Flor (1948). "Haagse Kunstmaand Jubileumjaar". Haagse Kunstmaand.
  8. ^ a b "25e Jazzfestival Breda" (advertisement), De Stem, p. 38, 24 May 1995 – via Krantenbank Zeeland, Welkom in Breda musici vanuit de hele wereld. Welcome in Breda, musicians from all over the world. [...] Flor Silvester (tb)