Maartje Jaquet (Egmond aan Zee, 1963) graduated at the University of Amsterdam (Modern Dutch Literature) and at the Rietveld Academy (Graphic Design). She also studied Computer Arts at the SvA in New York. This broad education is reflected in her art (she works in photography, video and poetry and designs her own art books) as well as in her work as an art teacher.
In the recent years she gave room to her love of drawing and painting people. She traveled through Japan and worked and exhibited at Artist Residencies in Morocco, Surinam and her hometown. In her column People of Amsterdam she will soon publish her 100th drawing in Argus magazine. Maartje Jaquet likes to collaborate with artists at home and abroad, in various disciplines. In 2021 she will, in addition to drawing and painting, continue with this type of collaborations.
Even though she focuses on drawing and painting, she promised herself that, when she feels the need to use / combine her different talents and skills in other art work, whether it is poetry, photography, collage, video, making books or otherwise … all posibilities are open.
Maartje Jaquet is a member of Arti et Amicitiae, the oldest artist society in the Netherlands. Part of her work is represented by / for sale at Atelier Open (10x10artist), Kunstlokaal No.8 (Museo), CBK Zuidoost (who have bought some of her series of her water colors in stock) and (on postcards) by Art Unlimited.
In March 2021, a series of water color portraits has been acquired by the KOG, at the Rijksmuseum.
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