Kees de Waal

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Kees de Waal was born in 1922 in Bussum, Netherlands. At age 14, he won first prize in a Dutch National drawing contest and his color pencil drawing was exhibited in Paris. He attended the Higher School for Textiles in Enschede, the Arnhem Art Academy and the Masereel Centre in Turnhout, Belgium.

All his life, he has been a fashion retailer, founded a retail chain of 150 stores of men's wear clothing in the Netherlands, Switzerland and Belgium.

In the 1980s when retired from retail, Kees created the De Waal Foundation  and  , to improve the quality of life for children in dire circumstances in Latin America, and also re-started graphic art and painting.

Kees has had more than 80 exhibitions worldwide: Netherlands, Belgium, France, USA, Switzerland, Bolivia, Ecuador, Brazil and in China. Kees divides his time between his studios in Naarden (Netherlands), Greenwich (USA), and La Turballe (France).

Also he is member of the Greenwich Graphic Art Center in New York.

Exhibitions 2013-2014




22 de Abril -

09 Mayo




Centro Cultural Juan parra del Riego

Av. Pedro de Osma 135

Tel. 2478643 -


Barranco - Lima - Perú


Inauguración por el sr. Johan L. van der Werff, Embajador del Reino de los Países Bajos

martes 22 de abril - horas 18:30



April / Mei 




Stadsmuseum Harderwijk

Donkerstraat 4 Harderwijk


Opening zaterdag 12 april - 2 uur


Dec. Jan. 2014

Contemporary Center of Printmaking

 Norwalk CT - U.S.A.


Okt.- Dec.



Slot Zeist, the Netherlands

Welkomstwoord: mw. Joke Leenders,

wethouder gemeente Zeist,

Opening: drs. Edith Deutman

Muziek: The Strong and Silent Types

 16 -26 de abril 2013

 Casa de Cultura

La Paz - Bolivia


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