To mark the publication of Dr. Onno Blom’s biography of the Dutch author Jan Wolkers, Dutch artist Casper Faassen hosted an exhibition of portraits of Wolkers. Jan Wolkers is considered to be one of the leading four post-World War Two Dutch authors. He was also known for his sculptures.
Faassen visited the Wolkers’ family home on the island of Texel several times together with Blom to study Wolkers’ archive. A modest selection of portraits is on display in Faasen’s gallery. I was invited to sing as a thank you present for Karina Wolkers, the wife of the late Jan Wolkers, for lending the gallery the works. I highly recommend visiting the exposition in Marktsteeg 10, Leiden, the Netherlands.