NB the exhibition has been rescheduled to late 2021
Allart van Everdingen was born in Alkmaar, but lived in Haarlem and Amsterdam for most of his life. As well as the Scandinavian landscapes he is famous for, he also made views of the Dutch and Flemish countryside, marines (seascapes and river views), sometimes with identifiable towns or buildings. In addition to that, he produced a series of fairy-tale illustrations for The Story of Reynard the Fox. Some of these etchings were made in mezzotint—Allart was one of the first artists to work in this technique. To mark the four hundredth anniversary of the birth of this innovative artist, Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar is staging the first retrospective of his diverse oeuvre. It will run from 26 September 2020 to 24 January 2021.
The aim of the exhibition is to introduce the full range of Allart van Everdingen’s body of work to the national and international public for the first time. The focus will not be solely on the Scandinavian landscapes. A carefully chosen selection of masterpieces will showcase the artist’s versatility and the diversity and quality of his work. You will find more information about our project in the enclosed exhibition plan.
The exhibition and accompanying catalogue will be compiled by our curator Dr. Christi Klinkert, working closely with drawings specialist Dr. Yvonne Bleyerveld (Netherlands Institute for Art History – RKD) and Dr. Erik Hinterding, keeper of prints and drawings at the Rijksmuseum. Alice Davies, author of monographs on Allart’s oeuvre of paintings and drawings (2001 and 2007), and Frits Duparc, former director of the Mauritshuis, are providing help and advice during all the preparatory phases.