Arnoldus Johannes van Brakel (1923 -1994), Dutch

Born in Arnhem on 27-April 1923, died in Amsterdam on 8 July 1994). Studied art at the Art school in Arnhem under guidance of Hendrik Valk. Arnold van Brakel visited and spend some several months in Macedonia in the period 1949-1950, after which he returned in Amsterdam as illustrator and commercial artist in the newspaper “Het Parool” and “Alles Mag”. During his stay in Macedonia he spent his time mainly studying and drawing farmers and ordinary Macedonian farm life. More information on this artist can be found on his biographical web page

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Vlatko potpis s

This lexicon is a result of my 15 years long period of researching & documenting the personalities and the artworks of the foreign painters, sculptors, illustrators, and photographers having visited different spots of the geographic territory of Macedonia, there having created works of art there over a 100-years long period i.e. between 1850-1950. Their presence and artwork in the Macedonian milieus represent a notable cultural heritage to the international linkage of the ethnic Macedonians as well as to all the ethnicities living in the picturesque territory of Macedonia and the cultures of modern-day countries spread over parts of the geographic territory of Macedonia. Witnessing the artistic contributions of the foreign artist, we are proud of their Macedonia-themed creative works and experiences. I believe that their artworks, having been inspired and created over the vast region of Macedonia, unite us all in these challenging times, and under the facts and the values of the artistic beauty.

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