Dutch artist Maurice Heerdink becomes enthralled with a theme. (How many male physique/falconry artists do you know?) He was born in 1955 and currently resides near Amsterdam. Heerdink's interests have led him to artistically explore mythology, Mayan culture, falconry, films, Dutch theater personalities, various foreign cultures, and of course, Caravaggio — to whom his style owes a small debt.
After attending the Royal Art Academy in The Hague, Heerdink experienced years of high praise and poverty. His choice to move into commercial work benefited him as it increased his knowledge of painting and printing. And in 1995 he returned to the fine art world with a series based on the male physique.
In November a collection of his best work was published in the book The Art of Maurice Heerdink, available here. To see more of his work, visit his website here, and connect with him on Facebook here.
Portrait of M. (This work was done in one month during a heatwave.) Acrylic on canvas, 2006
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