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 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.




Write your worries in the sand,

Carve your blessings in stone.


Exhibitions  2015



 joint exhibitions with Deidre De Waal  -



Febr. 20 - April 20


Reception with the artists

Sunday March 1

 3:30 PM-

6:00 PM


Greenwich Academy

Luchsinger Gallery and Jacobs Lobby

200 North Maple Avenue

Greenwich CT - USA

Tel. 203.625.8900  



May 8 - May 25

Hooghstate Museum

Hoogstraat 164

2851 BE Haastrecht Netherlands

tel. 0182-501066    Web



June 14 - July 24

Museum Jan van der Togt

Dorpsstraat 50

Amstelveen - Netherlands

Tel. 020 6415754     Web

      see Past Exhibitions here.

They call us bankers


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