(J.A.K.) van Eeden, born April 18th 1939 The Hague, Holland,
received his artist's training from his father, painter Paul Louis
van Eeden, and the Artibus Academy, Utrecht, Holland. He soon developed
a distinctive artistic style: he would sketch out an idea using pencil
and paper and elaborate this further with black ink. He would apply
colour using thinned watercolours, which the paper absorbed, thus
producing the effect of stained-glass. When the painting was dry,
he would go over it once more using thinned watercolour and ink. Such
a technique did not permit any alterations or corrections.
The choice of subject - deserted landscapes, bunkers, city trams,
can be partly explained by the circumstances of Van Eeden's early
childhood. He lived then at the edge of The Hague, where in 1943 the
occupying German forces created a kind of no-man's-land: houses in
ruins, trenches, specially constructed to prevent the passage of tanks,
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 1970.
Deborah Wolf Gallery, Amsterdam, 1973.
Historical Museum Amsterdam, 1990.
Gallery LVM, The Hague (with Suzanne van Eeden), 1991.
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Historical Museum, Amsterdam
Gemeentemuseum , The Hague
National Collection, The Hague
Teylers Museum, Haarlem, Holland
ABN-Amro Bank Collection, Holland