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Museum en Beeldentuin Nic Jonk

"inspiratiebron voor iedereen" met als doel "Behoud voor de Toekomst"
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Uniek levenswerk van kunstenaar Nic Jonk

Onze vaste collectie van Nic Jonk (beelden, schilderijen, grafiek, glas en perspexobjecten) .
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Workshop voor u of uw club bij Nic Jonk

Inspirerend: Schrijven, Schilderen , Filmen, Fotograferen, Tekenen en Beeldhouwen in atelier Nic Jonk, Workshop
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Varen in de eilandspolder vanaf Nic Jonk

Varen eilandspolder met Frank Klugt of Piet van Marle. Laat u verrassen in het prachtige natuurgebied Eilandspolder. Rondvaart onder leiding van de meestervertellers Piet en Frank.
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Nic Jonk museum & beeldentuin
In gesprek met Zeger Jonk
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De collectie olieverfschilderijen Nic Jonk

De schilderijen van vrouwelijke naakten van Nic Jonk hebben een zekere speelsheid. De schilderijen zijn dynamisch.

Kalender 2019

kalender 2019

Nic Jonk kalender 2019 € 15.=
Twee voor € 25.=

Bestellen via e-mail

of via tel. 0299-671560 of 06-53325569

Opening hours

Haviksdijkje 5
1843 JG Grootschermer.

 

Open from March 21 to Novemver 26th.
Wed-Thurs-Fri 12.00 – 16.00
Sat-Sun 11.00 – 14.00
in July and August Tue 12.00 – 16.00
Open on public holidays from 13:00 to 17:00.

Entrance € 7.50 per person
Including coffee/tea with Schermer cake

Entrance, coffee/tea and cake fencer and tour of museum, sculpture garden and workplace € 11.50 pp

Open by appointment
Tel: 0299 671560/ 06 53325569
E-mail:

red bather

Nic Jonk ‘red bather’ 150x120 cm olieverf op linnen

 

replica dans website

Nic Jonk  replicabeeldje "Dans" € 140.=

35 cm hoog inclusief granieten sokkel.

 

Bij aankoop gratis boek ‘’ beelden uit de lucht gegrepen’’ van Nic Jonk.

Bestellen via tel. 0299-671560 of

Voor aanschaf van een kunstwerk, kalender, boek e.d kunt u ook tijdens de Kerstdagen , na telefonische afspraak, langskomen.

Een leven vol beelden

 

biografie nic jonk

Biografie Nic Jonk. Schrijver Rob Bouber
ISBN 978 90 79915 25 5 Prijs: € 24,95

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Biography Nic Jonk

Nic Jonk was born in Schermerhorn and grew up in Langedijk.
Between 1945 and 1953, he took evening classes at the school for applied arts in Amsterdam; figure drawing and sculpture with Wessel Couzijn.

Between 1950 and 1954, he studied at the Rijksnormaal School in Amsterdam, and between 1953 and 1956, he studied sculpture with Piet Esser at the national academy.
In 1965, he settled down in the village of Grootschermer, North Holland, with his wife and six children and began the Nick Jonk Museum and Sculpture Garden.

Nic Jonk was crazy about the female figure and his sculptures were inspired by predecessors such as Maillol, Renoir and Bourdelle. His work testifies to respect for life and has an unprecedented primal power. The preciseness and the eye for details and nuances are what make Nic Jonk's sculptures so wonderfully beautiful. The resonance comes from the shape, born from primal elements of life: water, earth, sun, women and whales.
The sculpture garden in Grootschermer contains giant pieces of sculpture that carelessly sputter a joy of life.
The sunlight creates lovely patterns of light and shadow on the polished bronze surfaces.

His graphics and oil paintings render him a master in portraying female beauty.
But also gracious animals, such as swans and horses, are depicted with simple lines in a colourful setting. The bright expressionist and monumental paintings evoke an association with painters such as Rubens, Renoir and Matisse.

His wide-ranging body of works consists of jewellery, ceramics and glass, steel and Perspex objects.

Nic Jonk passed away in 1994 and was particularly known for his bronze sculptures; about 250 of these sculptures have a permanent place in the Netherlands.
His sculptures can also be admired in Germany, France, Spain, the USA (California), Belgium and Italy (San Gimignano).

tekst nicSculptor and painter Nic Jong (1928-1994) is known for his plastic arts– round shaped sculptures cast in bronze. Together with Auke de Vries and Arthur Sproncken, he is one of the most important representatives of post-war Dutch sculpture art.

Schermer is a polder area in North Holland that is inseparably connected to the sculptor Nic Jonk. That is where his roots were, that is where he lived and opened a museum and sculpture garden for his work in 1965. A polder surrounded by threatening water strongly resembles Jonk and his persistence to withstand any opposition.

Nic was still a boy when he lost his father. His mother opened a grocery shop in Langedijk to support the family. As the oldest of the children he worked in the shop every day. The intention was for Nic to take over the shop one day, but he wanted to leave Langedijk to draw. To the great disgrace of the family, he moved to Amsterdam after the war. First he became a commercial artist to earn a living and filled the rest of his time with figure drawing at the school for applied arts. There he discovered sculpture for the first time. Nic Jonk’s teachers included Piet Esser and Wessel Couzijn. He also came in contact with the work of Henri Laurens and Aristide Maillol, which became his most important sources of inspiration. He soon found his own direction in flowing, smooth and abstract shapes. In his work, he wanted to express his own feeling of connection with primal man and used mythical stories as a framework for his sensual subjects: women, love and fertility. An important element is water, which reoccurs in the titles, aquatic animals such as dolphins, as well as the flowing shapes that characterise his work. He gained in-depth knowledge of certain subjects in order to better express emotions. In many ways, he was a classic sculptor from the nineteenth-century tradition with thorough knowledge of bronze casting.
In 1965, Nic Jonk settled in Grootschermer. By then he had been married for fifteen years to Greet Commandeur and was father to several children. There he bought—way above his budget—a beautiful bell-shaped house surrounded by lots of land. His plans were ambitious and he often felt guilty about the fact that the risks he took regularly led his large family to the verge of bankruptcy (almost all his children would later follow in his footsteps).
Though he did receive sufficient assignments, construction of the sculpture garden and casting the monumental sculptures were very costly. His health often stymied him, which is a great handicap for a sculptor. In the last years of his life, when sculpturing became too difficult, Nic Jonk also emerged as a talented painter. His ambition conquered everything.
After his passing away in 1994, his long-cherished plans to expand and renovate the museum and sculpture garden materialised. In 1995, the new museum was opened and is managed by his son Zeger. Also his wife Greet and the children exhibit their work there permanently.
Nico Koster
I make my sculptures for everyone. Everyone can relate to my sculptures because they say something about me. When people understand my sculptures, they feel the soul that I have put in them. I hope that this feeling makes them happy.