Willem Bastiaan Tholen and Gérard de Palézieux exhibitions at the Custodia Foundation, 21st September – 15th December 2019

Two artists who deserve more recognition, one Dutch, the other Swiss, are being shown at the Custodia Foundation not far from our hotels, in a beautiful old townhouse dating from the 18th century…

Expositions de Willem Bastiaan Tholen et Gérard de Palézieux à la Fondation Custodia du 21 septembre au 15 décembre 2019

You may not be familiar with the work of Dutch impressionist Willem Bastiaan Tholen (1860-1931). Now’s the time to discover it!

His landscape work found some success in the late 19th century, but he was also proficient in portraiture and scenes of everyday life, always with deft use of light, giving his works a special atmosphere.

Around a hundred works are on show, and a beautiful catalogue is also available (30€ for the paperback edition, 40€ for the hardback edition, here).

Expositions de Willem Bastiaan Tholen et Gérard de Palézieux à la Fondation Custodia du 21 septembre au 15 décembre 2019

The second exhibition, running for on the exact same dates, looks just as interesting.

It’s the first time that the paper drawings of Gérard de Palézieux (1919-2012) have been shown France, with over a hundred engravings, drawings and watercolours, many of which look almost like vintage photos.

If you find that you love his work, a big catalogue (in four volumes!) has been published to coincide with the exhibition (49€ – order here).

The exhibitions Willem Bastiaan Tholen – a Dutch Impressionist and Gérard de Palézieux – works on paper are at the Custodia Foundation (here) from 21st September – 15th December 2019

Open every day except Mondays, from midday – 6pm

Admission: 10€ / 7€

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