Publisher Description

Painting is my Life is not only the story of Albert Dolmans’ varied life and travels, but a show-case of his life’s work. The color plates of his universal and timeless paintings take the reader on a fascinating trip, while revealing not only his talent to capture the majestic and the mundane in our changing world, but his deep affinity with nature and his passion for his craft.

Here is a window into the life of this Dutch-American figurative artist, whose possibilities changed completely when in WWII, just weeks before the Germans marched into his Dutch village, he was able to escape to the United States. Thanks to his talents he studied under George Post, Karl Bouwman, and Otis Oldfield at the prestigious California College of the Arts Inspired by his home state and following his passion, he not only became part of the Society of Western Artists and the North Californian Figurative School, but an American citizen.

The war over and travel again possible, and with interest in his work growing on both sides of the Atlantic, he returned several times to his native Holland and travelled extensively in Europe. Whether in oils, watercolors or simply pen and ink, the book shows how well he catches the subtle characteristics and the differences in mood of each country.

From its magnificent National Parks, to the simplicity of California's back-country; from major European cities, to the wide horizons of the lowlands; a boat-yard in Venice, ancient hill villages in Provence, a quiet Welsh graveyard and much more, Albert shares such unique experiences with his work, tapping into the diversity of nature, a nature that grounds and inspires him.

Here is a window into the life of this Dutch-American figurative artist, whose possibilities changed completely when in WWII, just weeks before the Germans marched into his Dutch village, he was able to escape to the United States. Thanks to his talents he studied under George Post, Karl Bouwman, and Otis Oldfield at the prestigious California College of the Arts Inspired by his home state and following his passion, he became part of the Society of Western Artists and the North Californian Figurative School as well as an American citizen.

The war over and travel to Europe again possible and with interest in his work growing on both sides of the Atlantic, he returned regularly to his native Holland and travelled extensively in Europe. Whether in oils, watercolor or simply pen and ink, the book shows how well he catches the subtle haracteristics and the differences in mood of each country. From the magnificent National Parks, to the simplicity of the Californian back-country; from major European capitals to the gentle wide horizons of the lowlands, a boat-yard in Venice, an ancient hill village in Provence, or a quiet graveyard in Wales, Albert shares these unique experiences in his paintings. He taps into the diversity of nature in such places, a nature that grounds and inspires him.

Painting is my Life is the story of a contented man, a Dutch-American landscape painter who modestly shares his experiences and the art they have inspired. Now in his mid-eighties, he continues to enjoy painting, which without any doubt, is his raison d’etre.

GENRE
Arts & Entertainment
RELEASED
2015
July 13
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
123
Pages
PUBLISHER
Albert Dolmans
SELLER
Sheila Gazaleh
SIZE
15.6
MB

Customer Reviews

JTL100 ,

Painting is my Life

An inspiring story by a wonderful painter whose art radiates serenity, beauty and peace. We are the fortunate owners of a number of Dolmans’paintings. Each day we find great pleasure looking at them. A reader of this book will share the joy the author has in painting and drawing and the joy that infuses his art.

LollyWolly2 ,

Painting is My Life

A delightful book about an Dutch-American painter who shares his heartwarming life story and his art from his travels coast to coast in the USA, Europe and the Middle East. Albert Dolmans, born in a small town in the Netherlands, was brought to the USA as a child during WW II. He studied in the USA to become an artist and soon realized this was his mission in life. With many images in the book, Albert's shows his expertise in oil, watercolor, pastel, casein, pencil, pen and ink, and charcoal. This book is for anyone interested in art and wants to read about how an ordinary man became such an extraordinary artist. The art is a pictorial travelogue of some of the most beautiful scenery on both sides of the Atlantic, plus images of his paintings depicting every day life during the past 60 + years.

jantjevb ,

Painting is My Life

Fascinating life story, so far, of the beginning and evolution of an artist. And the images of the the oil paintings, watercolors, and pastels, and drawings are a wonderful example of that evolution.

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