Jan Sluyters

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Jan Sluijters (1951)

Johannes Carolus Bernardus (Jan) Sluijters, or Sluyters (17 December 1881 in 's-Hertogenbosch – 8 May 1957 in Amsterdam) was a Dutch painter and co-founder of the Moderne Kunstkring.

Sluijters (in English often spelled "Sluyters") was a leading pioneer of various post-impressionist movements in the Netherlands.[1] He experimented with several styles, including fauvism and cubism, finally settling on a colorful expressionism. His paintings feature nude studies, portraits, landscapes, and still lifes. His work was part of the painting event in the art competition at the 1928 Summer Olympics.[2]


A number of streets are named after him in the Netherlands, including one in the neighborhood of streets named after 19th and 20th century Dutch painters in Overtoomse Veld-Noord, Amsterdam.

Public collections[edit]

Dutch stamp (1928) w. Herman Boerhaave (design by Sluijters)

Among the public collections holding works by Jan Sluyters are:



  1. ^ Jan Sluijters [1881-1957] - Find, Price & Research on Artfact.com
  2. ^ "Jan Sluyters". Olympedia. Retrieved 26 July 2020.


  • de Raad, Jacqueline; Raassen-Kruimel, Emke; de Vries, Jan; Mieke van der Wal; Louise Wijnberg (2011). Jan Sluijters 1881-1957 (in Dutch). Bussum: Thoth. ISBN 978-90-6868-586-2.

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