Rhythm and order were integral to the life and art of Jan J. Schoonhoven (1914 - 1994), who worked for the Dutch postal service throughout his life and never traveled beyond his native city of Delft. Each day after work, Schoonhoven had a daily drawing regimen in which he systematically explored variations on set themes, such as the pattern of a reed. Six drawings show the progression of Schoonhoven's work from highly structured compositions to ones dominated by fluid, gestural lines.
Curated by Curatorial Assistant Oidie Kuijpers (OC '15)
Jan J. Schoonhoven (Dutch, 1914–1994)
Ink on paper
Richard Lee Ripin Art Purchase Fund in honor of Richard Spear and Athena Tacha, 2000.9