Monday hero: Peter Vos

Peter Vos (1935-2010) was a Dutch artist, a printmaker and draughtsman, whom I admire greatly.

Vos lived in Utrecht, like I do, and sometimes I came across him. Like the time I was in a big bookshop when a man in a shabby raincoat came into the otherwise empty shop. 

The lady at the till discreetly pushed a button behind the counter, requiring assistence as this was clearly a shoplifter. I recognised the man as Peter Vos though!

I love his work, have a reproduction of his sparrows over my desk, and have many of his illustrated books.

Next year a book of his illustrated letters will be published by Rubinstein publishers. I can't wait!


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