Atelier Amsterdam, 2016
photo: Kaoru Yamamoto
Janneke A.E.M. Viegers (Janneke, Adriana Engelina Maria Viegers)
Born: Nijmegen, the Netherlands, 09-01-1952
Dutch Visual Artist; lives and works in Amsterdam. She studied at the Academy for Visual Arts in Arnhem: First degree Art and Art History, graduated in 1976. At this Academy she taught for 5 years, as well as at the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. Viegers makes large oil paintings of Interiors and World cities in aerial perspectives. These last ones are to be found in Dutch embassies over the world. Besides these, she makes small city views, many portraits and animations. Viegers exhibits since 1980, among them are a number of solo expositions.
The works can be found in several public and private collections, including the First and Second Chamber of the Dutch Government, The Hague; the European Parliament, Brussels / Strasbourg; the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; the Amsterdam Museum; the CODA Museum, Apeldoorn and the Museum for Modern Art in Arnhem. The Nijmegen municipality purchased for the City Archives a diptych of the city in drone view.
In 1998 the Netherlands, by the States General, contributed with a gift for the European Parliament a four-panel painting by Janneke Viegers. The work consists of a composition of four Dutch impressions: Rembrandt, Anne Frank, a Mill and the Binnenhof (the gouvernemental courtyard).
In 2018 the Amsterdam Museum showed the painting 'Schiphol' from its collection at the exhibition 'De mooiste stad', 'The Most Beautiful City through the Mayors Eyes'.
A 9 meter high stained glass window by Janneke Viegers in the Laurenskerk in Rotterdam, named 'Peace and Reconciliation', depicting the bombing of 80 years ago, on Rotterdam, Coventry and Dresden in bird's eye view, will be solemnly unveiled by the former Queen of the Netherlands, Princess Beatrix on September the 10th 2021.
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