Showcase exposition: Cor van Rijn (1929 – 2018)

A “Stichting Kunst & Cultuur Amsterdam Centrum” initiative

 

From December 28, 2018 until Maart 28, 2019 the ‘Stichting Kunst & Cultuur Amsterdam Centrum’ presents a new exposition in the showcases in the Sint Antoniesbreestraat in Amsterdam: ‘Cor van Rijn (1929 – 2018)‘. Cor van Rijn, who passed away last summer, had been living, together with his wife Joyce, in the Nieuwmarkt quarter since the early sixties.

Cor was an acteur and appeared in numerous plays and movies since 1955. In the early nineties he gave up acting and dedicated his life to painting. Part of his oeuvre is exhibited in the showcases, as a tribute to a remarkable and creative member of our community.

Please find below some of the more than 30 paintings that are being exhibited.

 

In the Sint Antoniesbreestraat you’ll find more than 30 showcases, on both sides of the street.

The “Stichting Kunst & Cultuur Amsterdam Centrum” provides expositions in these showcases..

For the exposition of Cor van Rijn’s work De Fysiotherapeut courteously offered three of its windows, that feature a short overview of Cor’s life.

Cor van Rijn

1929 – 2018

 

acteur, graficus, toneelspeler,
TV-acteur, comedie,
Amsterdammer, kunstenaar,
podium, buurtbewoner Nieuwmarkt,
filmacteur en schilder

Exhibited in one of the showcases
on Sint Antoniesbreestraat
December 28, 2018 – March 28, 2019

Cor van Rijn

1929 – 2018

 

acteur, graficus, toneelspeler,
TV-acteur, comedie,
Amsterdammer, kunstenaar,
podium, buurtbewoner Nieuwmarkt,
filmacteur en schilder

Exhibited in one of the showcases
on Sint Antoniesbreestraat
December 28, 2018 – March 28, 2019

Cor van Rijn

1929 – 2018

 

acteur, graficus, toneelspeler,
TV-acteur, comedie,
Amsterdammer, kunstenaar,
podium, buurtbewoner Nieuwmarkt,
filmacteur en schilder

Exhibited in one of the showcases
on Sint Antoniesbreestraat
December 28, 2018 – March 28, 2019

Cor van Rijn

1929 – 2018

 

acteur, graficus, toneelspeler,
TV-acteur, comedie,
Amsterdammer, kunstenaar,
podium, buurtbewoner Nieuwmarkt,
filmacteur en schilder

Exhibited in one of the showcases
on Sint Antoniesbreestraat
December 28, 2018 – March 28, 2019

Cor van Rijn

1929 – 2018

 

acteur, graficus, toneelspeler,
TV-acteur, comedie,
Amsterdammer, kunstenaar,
podium, buurtbewoner Nieuwmarkt,
filmacteur en schilder

Exhibited in one of the showcases
on Sint Antoniesbreestraat
December 28, 2018 – March 28, 2019

Cor van Rijn

1929 – 2018

 

acteur, graficus, toneelspeler,
TV-acteur, comedie,
Amsterdammer, kunstenaar,
podium, buurtbewoner Nieuwmarkt,
filmacteur en schilder

Exhibited in one of the showcases
on Sint Antoniesbreestraat
December 28, 2018 – March 28, 2019

Cor van Rijn

1929 – 2018

 

acteur, graficus, toneelspeler,
TV-acteur, comedie,
Amsterdammer, kunstenaar,
podium, buurtbewoner Nieuwmarkt,
filmacteur en schilder

Exhibited in one of the showcases
on Sint Antoniesbreestraat
December 28, 2018 – March 28, 2019

Cor van Rijn

(1929- 2018)

actor, painter, poet

 

Last August our upstairs neighbour Cor van Rijn passed away. He would have given anything to be able to stay as long as he could with Joyce, the love of his life, but it was not to meant be.

Cor was not just a gifted actor. In the 80-ies he took up painting, like his wife had been doing already for many years. He had an exposition in Café Bern, the opening night of which turned out to be legendary with a crowd of actors, directors and other artists joining the party.

His work was very well received and appraised but no other exhibitions followed. Cor much more preferred the secluded privacy of his life with Joyce: painting together, writing poems and playing the grand piano.

 

We can rightly describe Cor as ‘the pioneer of Café Bern’.  In the early days our upstairs neighbour was one of the rare regulars and through him his wide and colourful circle of artistic friends gradually found their way to our café.

To commemorate Cor we have organised an tribute exhibition of a small selection of his work in Café Bern. This inspired the “Stichting Kunst & Cultuur Amsterdam Centrum” to provide an exposition of Cor’s work in the showcases of the Sint Antoniesbreestraat that will last for three months.


©2019 by Café Bern