Frans Clement

'Hogeschool in aanbouw' ('TU/e campus under construction', early nineteen sixties)

 

location: in storage

The figurative artist Frans Clement is notable in the art world of his time, both at a national and regional level. In the late nineteen sixties and in the seventies he holds solo exhibitions in Museum Fodor (Amsterdam), and in De Krabbedans and the Van Abbe Museum, both at Eindhoven. During that period he also takes part in group exhibitions in the Netherlands and Belgium.

His works find their way into the collections of the Province of North Brabant, the Dutch State, the Municipal Museum of Fine Arts at Gent (Belgium), the Van Abbe Museum and the ING Bank. In 1986 he holds an exhibition with the North Brabant Art Foundation, but during the last decades he has figured less prominently in the public view. In 1995 he held a last solo exhibition in the former Museum Kempenland at Eindhoven, and in 2001 he took part in an exhibition of Dutch figurative artists after 1950, held in the Rotterdam Kunsthal.

His single picture in the TU/e collection depicts the present-day campus under construction in the early nineteen sixties, seen from the north. 

Frans Clement is born in 1941. After being taught by Kees Bol and Jan Gregoor, both prominent artists themselves, he studies at the Tilburg Academy of Art and at the Rijksacademie in Amsterdam. Never in his entire career does he deviate from his figurative, photorealistic style.

Links Frans Clement:

http://www.galeries.nl/mnkunstenaar.asp?artistnr=8943&vane=1&em=&meer=&sessionti=42088149
http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frans_Clement
http://dutchrealism.com/