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About2018-06-28T23:41:49+00:00

About

Welcome to the site of Bert Knispel

Are you interested in my work or would you like to know more about a particular painting or  have a better and closer look if possible? Please contact info@bertknispel.nl Maybe you have the possibility to visit Petersburch Edam. Here I have an atelier and a lot of my work is being exhibited.
However, because I often participate in all kinds of other exhibitions, some of my work could be in loan and elsewhere. For more information look at upcoming exhibits under the button exhibitions.

Petersburch, the former district office for post and telegraphy of Edam was designed by C.H. Peters – responsible for the Amsterdam Post Office (nowadays Magna Plaza), the Palace of Justice at The Square in The Hague, the Stables of the Palace of Loo, the Knights of the Knight Hall and many other government buildings. Peters was a student of the famous Dutch architect P.J.H. Cuypers.

Petersburch was completely restored in neo-renaissance style from 2001 to 2004, and again exudes the atmosphere and grandeur of the fin the siècle of the nineteenth century. The property is located in the heart of the unique historic city center, across from Edam City Hall. The building features its own tower and unique city garden. The restoration was honored in 2005 with the “Edge ” of Old Edam.

On the website www.petersburchedam.nl you will find more about this special national monument in which we also run a Bed & Breakfast

A little bit more about myself

I was born in Amsterdam and started drawing and painting at an early age. As a creative director I started my own advertising agency. Due to my great interest in art and culture and a creation of numerous paintings, I developed my own style. I’m primarily a fine painter. I love every inch of my canvasses and panels and strive to capture the smallest detail as meticulously as possible while maintaining the spontaneity in the painting. I hope to achieve this with my brushwork in which one will recognize the individuality of my work.  Composition, surface and incidence of light, play an important role. I’m also seeking to bring emotion into my work or let a simple idea play a leading role in the creative process.

Art giclees

From many of my works and my daughter Janneke have been made ‘certified art-giclees’ which are also offered in Petersburch Gallery but you can also view and order at duchfineartshop.nl