The hand of Pierre Kemp – Studies, sketches, works on paper

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22 Sep 2017-07 Jan 2018
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21 July 2017 was the fiftieth anniversary of the death of the poet Pierre Kemp (1886-1967), in Wyck-Maastricht. Pierre Kemp, who received various awards for his poetry, was one of the great Dutch poets of the twentieth century. He also had a gift for drawing and painting, and his work is part of the Bonnefantenmuseum’s Limburg Core Collection.

The Bonnefantenmuseum is holding its first exhibition of Kemp’s works on paper – mainly sketches and studies dating from the period 1905 to 1913. A special part of the exhibition is formed by three surviving sketchbooks from 1906–1907. One of the books will be published as a facsimile, with detailed notes by Wiel Kusters, who is also the guest curator of the exhibition.

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