Chris J. A. van Dijk
The Dutch Neo-Impressionist who's living and working in France since 2002.
Impressionism remains highly relevant in a historical sense, as an important artistic movement associated with innovation and modernity. But it is also alive today as a way of looking at the world that influences the vision of contemporary artists.To offer one notable example, the artist Chris van Dijk paints in a style influenced by Impressionism , calling his work “Modern Neo-Impressionism”.
"The object of my art is not to reproduce reality, but to create a reality of the same intensity."
Professional artist Chris van Dijk. Born in 1952, Den Bosch ( Bois le Duc ), The Netherlands ( Pays Bas ). Moved with his parents to The Hague at the age of two. Later after he married his wife Ankie Mooiman in 1974, they lived in The Hague and Gorinchem. In the year 2003 Chris and Ankie moved to the Dordogne, France.
Chris is a mature painter who is considered to be an important and continuing link in the rich tradition of European impressionism.
Friends living in the 'Parc naturel regional du Morvan', Bourgogne, made him aware of a lovely house with a fantastic studio. In 2017 Chris and his wife Ankie decided to move from the Dordogne to the Bourgogne in France.
Like the works of the impressionists and Post-Impressionists like Claude Monet, Alfred Sisley, August Renoir, Albert André and Maxime Mauffra.
the paintings of Chris van Dijk often feature woman and children but he paints also Ballerina's and animals like horses and swans. He can be considered as one of the most important Modern Neo-Impressionists of the 21e century'.
His paintings are sought by art collectors worldwide . Most scenes look unposed, as if the subjects were caught unawares. Most of the time, the people in his paintings are engrossed in their daily activities, such as playing in the sand on the beach, walking in a landscape picking wildflowers and poppies. They seem to be at home in their natural surroundings. Chris van Dijk's Modern Neo-Impressionist paintings are a celebration of the beauty of nature and life.
In 2016 Chris starts his ongoing art project "paintings that could have been made" . these are subjects that would have been perfectly suitable for being painted in earlier times.
Chris van Dijk is an internationally acclaimed Dutch/French artist. He is a registered artist at the National Service for Art History in the Netherlands. ( RKD Rijksdienst voor kunsthistorische documentatie ).
Chris's paintings are sought after in all countries of the world as he is also very popular in Italy.
Since June 2022, he is an elected member of the Italian Quia International Guild of Artists.
Studio visit by appointment only.
(Visites de l'atelier uniquement sur rendez-vous.)
Thanks go to the author of the biography, Claudia Moscovici.
She is one of the ten most famous female art critics in the world
We advise our customers the frames which are made by
Jos Prins lijsten.
Painting by Chris van Dijk.
" Winter ".
60 x 50 cm.