Ad Gerritsen

Gemeentemuseum, The Hague


In his portraits, the Dutch painter Ad Gerritsen (1940–2015) focused on the vulnerable and those on the fringes of society, from psychiatric patients to criminals – his vibrant palette strikingly at odds with the sense of unease communicated from subject to viewer. Well loved among artists, Gerritsen is less known among the general public; this large-scale survey is a welcome opportunity to confront his captivating and discomfiting paintings. Find out more about the Ad Gerritsen exhibition from the Gemeentemuseum’s website.

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Bonn Petersburg Kabul, Ad Gerritsen

Bonn Petersburg Kabul (2004), Ad Gerritsen. Photo: Martin van Welzen

Leda, Ad Gerritsen

Leda (2008), Ad Gerritsen. Photo: Martin van Welzen

The Mockingbird

The Mockingbird (2006), Ad Gerritsen. Gemeentemuseum Den Haag

Under the Chocolate Tree, Ad Gerritsen

Onder de chocoladeboom, (1997), Ad Gerritsen. Museum Arnhem

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