panel from Katholieke Illustratie by Joan Collette
Katholieke Illustratie, 1919

Joan Collette was a Dutch graphic artist, designer, illustrator, (glass) painter and mosaic artist. Born in Delft, he studied to become a drawing teacher in Amsterdam, while also attending the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. He was a pupil of Jan Toorop, and worked as an artist of jokes and occasional comic pages for Katholieke Illustratie in the late 1910s. Between 1922 and 1927 he was part of the artist group Cuypers in Roermond, where he specialized in landscapes, portraits and city views. He was the teacher of among others Bouwman, Marinus Schans and Maudy van der Verheijen.

panel from Katholieke Illustratie by Joan Collette

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