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Alphons Freijmuth

Nationality: 
Nederland
City of birth: 
Haarlem
1940

Alphons Freijmuth is a Dutch painter, sculptor, graphic artist and ceramist.

Freijmuth (also spelled Freymuth) followed a training course from 1963 to 1964 at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam. In 1965 he had his first solo exhibition at the Amsterdam Gallery 845. From 1974 he was a teacher at the Academy for Art and Industry (AKI) in Enschede.

Freijmuth mainly works as a painter, but since the beginning of the eighties he also started making sculptures. Freijmuth drew a lot with Reinier Lucassen. The two painters, both admirers of the work of René Magritte, influenced each other and sometimes made paintings with the same subject or variations on each other's work.

His work is counted among the New figuration, of which he was one of the founders. He has a wild, abstract expressionist style, with bright colors. Yet his work also contains elements of De Stijl and constructivism. His subjects are mostly figure representations, nudes and portraits. Freijmuth lives and works in Amsterdam.

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