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About the Artist
Bo Bakker (born in 1953 Amsterdam, the Netherlands), graduated in Graphic Art, Painting and Monumental Art at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam in 1978. After his graduation he designed record sleeves for Phonogram, provided illustrations for various magazines and created monumental pieces such as the painted panels on two facades in the Vinkenstraat (Vinken Street) in Amsterdam.
At the same time, up until 1990, he also pursued his own artistic direction, adopting various styles in painting and mixed media.
In 1993 he began photographing people in public
Essential to the oil portraits of portrait
painter Bo Bakker is the uninhibited, natural moment. That instant
when the subject is more or less unaware of being looked at and, in
spite of the artificiality of posing, is just being natural.