The Maurice Heerdink Gallery
2019

May:
official start of http://strehmann-heerdink.com/en/ video productions

March:
New Maurice Heerdink website launched, created by Strehmann-Heerdink

March 16th:
Radio guest in “Uit De Kast,” talking about his career and collaboration with Strehmann.

2018

Sept 7th – Dec 2nd:
Exhibition “De Gouden Eeuw van de Vliet” (Museum Swaensteyn Voorburg)

July 6th – Aug 19th:
Group exhibition “Art With Pride” (Zandvoort’s Museum)

June 27th:
Pink Terrorists Radio interview about “Art With Pride” expo & Ronny Strehmann – listen here (in Dutch)

June:
Start of the creative cooperation with Berlin musician & filmer Ronny Strehmann

Spring:
Travel to Mexico

2017

August / November:
Lecture in “Sociëteit De Witte” / Jury member in “Sociëteit De Witte”

Several work publications,
Film commissions: Theatre and music promos

Spring:
Travel to Malta – checking out the largest Caravaggio painting

2016

Contribution to the Mathilde Willink book by Lisette de Zoete

September 2016 – January 2017:
Maurice Heerdink show in Museum Soest (more on the video page)

New projects & new techniques

Spring:
Travel to Andalusia

2015

Autumn:
Travel to Barcelona

THE ART OF MAURICE HEERDINK book is internationally available.
Interview & booksigning – Amsterdam bookstore Vrolijk
Guest in Pink Terrorists Radio Amsterdam
(click to listen, in Dutch)

Spring:
Travel to BRNO and Auschwitz

2014

Great international book reviews

Publication of the book THE ART OF MAURICE HEERDINK

Autumn:
Travel to Papua New Guinea and the Gororka Sing Sing Dance Festival

Workshops and some new projects

Travel to Berlin

Spring:
Travel to Turkey

2013

Autumn:
Travel to Peru

Just funny:
When my friend Peter Devers tried to get Liza Minnelli to sign a photo of a very old portrait I made of her she signed a studio photo of herself and confiscated my portrait for her scrapbook! Doesn’t the woman have taste.

Spring:
Travel to Switzerland

2012

A personal year.

2011
Marne van Opstal (NDT) portrait exhibited at the Miljonair Fair
Travel to Estonia
Children books week 2011: Superheroes
Summer: Amsterdam exhibition

Travel to Egypt

2010

Since June 2010 I am no longer a resident of The Hague but live very close by. All in all, after 34 years, it was a intense happening, but pleasing.

Childrens book week

2009

Travel to Istanbul and to Mexico-Belize-Guatemala

2008

A very busy year personally with funny commissions, new works and Asia travel.

2007

Some very interesting sales to the States, several commissions and workshops.

Rocio Jurado commission
Louis Bourbon commisssion
2006

Aug 12th – Sept 17th:
Second exhibition Westfries Museum in Hoorn

IN HET LICHT VAN DE SCHIJNWERPER (In The Spotlight)
Opening: Sasha Bulthuis – Guest of honor: Ellen Vogel

June:
Lecture on “Why are there no drawings by Carravaggio, Vermeer and Van Hals?”

January – February:
Several workshops

2005

Sept 3rd – Oct 16th:
First exhibition at Westfries Museum in Hoorn, FOREIGN CULTURES AND VOC

Painting more THEATER CELEBRITIES:
Johnny Kraaijkamp sr, Willem Nijholt, Aus Greidanus jr

April:
Checking out a real master: Caravaggio at the National Gallery in London.

2004

Started the series DUTCH THEATER CELEBRITIES portraying Ellen Vogel and Jenny Arean.

Opening exhibition of the Sandberg Gallery (quite an experience)

2003

Lectures on painting and drawing

2002

Several of my works were shown in MATHILDE WILLINK SUPERPOES. A documentary by Jasmina Fekovic and Eddie van der Velden (shown at the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam and on television: Uur van de Wolf)

French book cover

2001

Working on The Falconer (New York commission) and Prometheus

2000

Collaboration talks with filmdirector / -critic of Vrij Nederland Ab van Ieperen about his upcoming movie drama (project cancelled)

1999

Groupexhibition: The Jesus Mystery – Travel to Curaçao

1998

TV-documentary: The Playful Eroticism of Maurice Heerdink

Exhibition in Amsterdam during Gay Games

1996–1997

Mathilde Willink presentation in Studio Ans Markus

f.l.t.r: Painter Adrian Stahlecker, Pistolen Paultje, Painter Astrid Engels, Chanteuse Marjol Flore, Theo Sijthoff, Painter Ans Markus and Maurice Heerdink round his painting “Mathilde” in Studio Ans Markus. Amsterdam 14-6-1997 (photo: uitgeverij De Vleermuis)

1996

First business-commission: Portrait of 27 board members

1995
Travel to Mexico
1994
Groupexhibition in Pulchri Studio, The Hague
1993

Short film: 25 Years Houses – a comedy

1992

Role as a gangsterboss in the short movie “Dick Bos komt los”

1990–1997

Illustrating over 80 books and 15 magazines

1989
Travels to Berlin and Switzerland
1987

Two month journey through Central America

1986
Travel to New York
1985

Travels to Canada and Paris

1984–1986

Performances with Bertold Brecht songs

1978–1989

Five short movies (with Ed van der Kooy):

a) Love Story, comedy

b) Angst, psychological drama

c) Tryptich, three horrorstories

c) Lost in Horrorland, four horrorstories

d) Garbage, horror

1981
Graduated from Royal Academy of Fine Arts, The Haque
1977

Art Academy filmproject: Terschelling

1976
First exhibition
1973

First newspaper publication

1955

Born August the 12th in the Netherlands