Originally from Amsterdam, Holland, Philippe de Kraan is controversial, yet intriguing, an enigma to many insisting his diverse art works speak a unique language of their own to anyone with insight to appreciate them on their own merit and individuality. His sought after character studies in brush and ink have always been a conversation piece, simply because they are unique and the arduous journey to produce them is obvious to all. From the 1970s to the late 1990s de Kraan has held 46 solo art exhibitions across Europe and in Australia, where he lives today. In Europe, de Kraan was young and determined, driven by his popularity with the press at every exhibition thoughtout Holland, especially Amsterdam and Rotterdam. In the South of Holland, he also managed two art galleries; one showing his own works exclusively, that being quite a novelty for an artist. Other countries such as Germany, Italy, Austria and France were more sparing of their praise than his homeland, although he did work on commissioned portraits around Europe.
Today de Kraan is busy delivering a broader message mainly through this website, slowly releasing personally signed, dated and numbered LIMITED EDITION prints from his collection.
These reproductions are typical of his endeavors to express his innate character-awareness of the subject he seeks to depict.
Art Style: Figurative
Size and orientation: Large
Dimensions: Height-60, Width-48, Depth-1
Price Range: $20000+
Price: USD 3500000 / AED 12845000