Robert Duyf: ‘10 Years, Sweet Memories‘

4 December 2022 – 27 January 2023 at Café Bern

From 4 December 2022 to 27 January 2023, work by the artist Robert Duyf, who died in 2012, can be seen in Café Bern. With this exhibition friends, family and Café Bern want to pay a final tribute to Robert Duyf. With his house and studio around the corner, he was a well-known person in the neighborhood and a very welcome guest in Café Bern.

All exhibited work is for sale. Robert’s brother Hans, who manages Robert’s bequeathed work, donates 20% of the proceeds to the Salvation Army.

Please feel free to drop by. From 4:00-6:00 p.m. you can come and see the exhibition at your ease. Or late at night, after 11:00 p.m., when the rather busy dinner time has finished and a lovely relaxed “after hours” atmosphere has descended on Café Bern.

Below you can already have a preview of some of the works exhibited at Café Bern.

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Robert Duyf
1997

Acrylic on canvas
116 x 90 cm

Exhibited at Café Bern
from 4 december 2022 until 27 January 2023

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Robert Duyf

Indian ink on paper
65 x 50 cm

Exhibited at Café Bern
from 4 december 2022 until 27 January 2023

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Robert Duyf

Silk-screen
50 x 35 cm

Exhibited at Café Bern
from 4 december 2022 until 27 January 2023

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Robert Duyf

Indian ink on paper
65 x 50 cm

Exhibited at Café Bern
from 4 december 2022 until 27 January 2023

Can’t find my colour

Robert Duyf

Neverlak Frescolithe color chart on paper
54 x 46 cm

Exhibited at Café Bern
from 4 december 2022 until 27 January 2023

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Robert Duyf

Indian ink on paper
65 x 50 cm

Exhibited at Café Bern
from 4 december 2022 until 27 January 2023

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Robert Duyf
1976

Neverlak paint on canvas
110 x 120 cm

Exhibited at Café Bern
from 4 december 2022 until 27 January 2023

Robert Duyf

Bombay, 1950 – Anandapuram, 2012

Robert was a multi-disciplinary artist in the broadest sense of the word. He exhibited in the Stedelijk Museum and in various galleries, was a linchpin in the Dordtse Art Society Pictura and for many years created decorations for the Rho Theater and the Stadsschouwburg in Rotterdam. His work ranges from simple lines to colorful scenes that undoubtedly reflect his close relationship with his native India. Just as colorful were the group exhibitions he organized and with which he showed contemporary artists to a large audience.

There are a limited number of books available at the exhibition (€20) about the vibrant life of Robert Duyf.




Obituary in ‘Het Parool’, 2012



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