John Baselmans

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John Baselmans
John Baselmans.jpg
Born May 20, 1954
Aalst/Waalre, Netherlands
Nationality Dutch
Education Graphic school, Eindhoven
Occupation Artist/Writer
Children 2

John Baselmans (born May 20, 1954 in Waalre, North Brabant) is a Dutch artist, sculptor, graphic designer, and illustrator. He was born in Aalst but has lived and worked in Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles since 1982. Since 1984, Baselmans has designed postal stamps for the post office of the Netherlands Antilles and has worked as an illustrator for different schoolbooks. His pen drawings are made in a combination of pen and ink, color pencils, and soft pastel chalk.

Baselmans started to draw at the age of three. His father taught him woodcarving, working with clay, painting, and other techniques which he still uses. He attended the Graphic School (University) and The Free Academy in Eindhoven in the Netherlands. Afterwards, he attended several drawing courses such as airbrush and architectural rendering in the United States. More recently, he has organized exhibitions in several countries, and has written several e-books.

Exhibitions[edit]

  • 1972 Kabbendans - Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • 1972 Abbenhuis - Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • 1973 Kabbendans - Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • 1974 Kabbendans - Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • 1977 Unilever - Duiven, Netherlands
  • 1980 Huis in 't Park - Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • 1981 Piazza center - Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • 1981 Stadhuis zaal - Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • 1981 Stadhuis - Gouda, Netherlands
  • 1981 De Tempel - Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles
  • 1982 Centro Bolivar Y Bello - Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles
  • 1983 Taverne - Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles
  • 1983 Assencion - Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles
  • 1984 Curacaosche museum - Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles
  • 1984 Sentro Pro arte - Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles
  • 1985 Curacaosche museum - Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles
  • 1986 Zeelandia - Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles
  • 1988 Seaquarium - Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles
  • 1989 Gallery ABN - Aruba - Netherlands Antilles
  • 1989 Gallery Artishock - Aruba - Netherlands Antilles
  • 1990 Graphic Art Gallery - Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles
  • 2003 Villa Maria - Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles
  • 2004 Gallery 86 - Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles

Stamp design[edit]

-Baselmans designed about 200 stamps for the Postal Service of the Netherlands Antilles Catalog; Postzegels van Nederlandse & Overzeese rijksdelen NRS. FDC Se:

  • 168
  • 184
  • 198
  • 188
  • 190
  • 181
  • 199
  • 199a
  • 212
  • 213
  • 213a
  • 217
  • 217a
  • 219
  • 223
  • 224b
  • 224a
  • 229b
  • 229a
  • 231
  • 232
  • 235a
  • 235b
  • 237
  • 238
  • 242
  • 246
  • 247
  • 250
  • 252
  • 257
  • 257a
  • 260
  • 263
  • 267
  • 274
  • 274a
  • 276
  • 281
  • 282
  • 288
  • 296
  • 297
  • 301
  • 306a
  • 306b
  • 308
  • 313a
  • 313
  • 321
  • 323
  • 363
  • 363a
  • 365
  • 367a
  • 367
  • 373
  • 377a
  • 377
  • 378
  • 380
  • 403
  • 405a
  • 405b
  • 422

References[edit]

  • "Grafische school" Eindhoven, Netherlands, 1999 till 1971, Special drawing classes G2E and G3E, Director Mr Janssen
  • "Vrije Kunstakademie" Eindhoven, Netherlands 1971 till 1975, Director Mr Jan Kuhr
  • Publications Exhibition the Netherlands, 1972 till 1984; Groot Eindhoven, Eindhovens Dagblad, Woensels Belang, Dagblad van het Zuiden.
  • Publications Exhibitions Antilles 1981 Till 2007; Local/International newspapers, A.D., Amigoe Antillen, Beurs en Nieuwsberichten, Extra, Ulto moticia, Amigoe Aruba.

All the newspaper articles written about Mr. Baselmans are collected, and can be read at the following links:

Most of the articles are also stored in the National library of the Netherlands Antilles

  • Illustrations and written books.
  • Postal service of the Netherlands Antilles, 1994, "Stamp Collection 1994", Mr.Galmeijer
  • "Op avontuur door alfabethland"(local schoolbooks), part 1 (1990) and 2 (1991), Mrs R Sifhrin
  • Various school books( without ISBN numbers) "Taal kabaal" and "Allemaal Taal", 1998-1999 production of APS, Utrecht, Netherland
  • “Juli” ISBN 99904-0-613-8 Rotary, Curaçao, 2002
  • “Fiesta di Kuenta” ISBN 99904-0-613-8 Rotary, Curaçao, 2002
  • "Club di Seru Altu” part 1 (2002) and 2 (2003), production of APS, Utrecht, Netherland
  • Several articles in Dutch version of Wikipedia, 2007

See also library University of the Netherlands Antilles

Books written by John Baselmans[edit]

Publisher LoBa LoBa productions