GIFTED WITH AN IMPRESSIVE TALENT FOR PAINTING AND DRAWING, AND A COURAGEOUS OUTLOOK ON THE ESSENCE OF MODERN ART, GUUS HAK DEDICATED HIS ENTIRE LIFE TO THE MAKING OF HIS UNIQUE OEUVRE. AFTER HIS EDUCATION ( RIJKSACADEMIE, AMSTERDAM ) HE CREATED HIS ELEGANT, FIGURATIVE STYLE THAT DEVELOPPED INTO SEMI - ABSTRACT. IN HIS OWN VIEW ABSTRACT PAINTING WAS MERELY ANOTHER FORM OF FIGURATION

“EITHER ALL PEOPLE ARE BEAUTIFUL, OR ALL PEOPLE ARE UGLY”   GUUS HAK

In the tracks of Frans Hals, Paul Cézanne and R.B. Kitaj

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WORK IN COLLECTIONS: THE STEDELIJK MUSEUM AMSTERDAM  /  CBK-OOST AMSTERDAM  /  PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

PAINTER, DRAWER, PHILOSOPHER. HAARLEM 17-08-1945 / AMSTERDAM 13-06-2008 

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A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN

digital curator: leon wildschut

The biggest part of the oeuvre of Guus Hak is present on this website.  Approximately ten percent is for the moment untraceable

or has to be considered as permanently lost.  Guus has always signed at the back of his artworks.  A substantial part has no title

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