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Comic Creator

Bernard van Vlijmen

(23 October 1895 - 1977, The Netherlands)  Netherlands

Bernard van  Vlijmen

De O.E.T. Film, by Bernard van Vlijmen (Ons Eigen Tijdschrift, 1926)
De O.E.T. Film, by Bernard van Vlijmen (Ons Eigen Tijdschrift, 1926)
De O.E.T. Film (Ons Eigen Tijdschrift, 1926)

Bernard van Vlijmen (also spelled as Van Vlymen) van born in The Hague, and lived in Nijmegen until 1910. He studied at the Amsterdam Rijksacademie and was mainly active in advertising art and book illustrations in the 1920s and 1930s. He has contributed to Ons Eigen Tijdschrift, the children's magazine of the Van Houten chocolate factories. One of the many landscape books he illustrated was 'Zwerftochten door ons land', a picture book with texts by Jan Feith about North-Holland.

advertisement for Pasol toothpaste by Bernard van Vlymenadvertisement for Pasol toothpaste by Bernard van Vlymen

Van Vlymen has also made many drawings of 1920s and 1930s Amsterdam, as well as sketches the editorial offices of the Algemeen Handelsblad and portraits of famous inhabitants, which are stored in the City Archive. He was also a painter and watercolor artist. Van Vlijmen passed away in Bardonlino, Italy in 1977.

painting by Bernard van Vlymen

Last updated: 2012-04-08

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