Leo van den Ende's career

Leo van den Ende aan het werk op een akker met tulpen

History

I was born 6 March 1939 in The Hague, as the only child of the well-known artist Hendricus Johannes (Henk) van den Ende and Maria Frederika van Nelfen.

In the period 1959 - 1960 I lived in Paris for several months and later in Fontainebleau, where my father and I studied the Impressionists and the Barbizon School. In 1978 I befriended Alexander (Lex) Coenraad Rosemeier. Rosemeier, born in 1888, was the last exponent of the Leiden School.

As I was impressed and moved by Rosemeier's work, I asked him to teach me. He agreed, and, when the weather was fair, we would often go out with our wives to paint outdoors. In May 1977, on Rosemeier's recommendation I was appointed Secretary of The Netherlands Art Society in The Hague, a position that I held until November 1978.

Painting : Flower bulb fields, Sassenheim (1993)

Flower bulb fields, Sassenheim
1993 - 80x120cm
Painting : Rosa and Beppo in my backyard (2000)

Rosa and Beppo in my backyard
2000 - 18x24cm

My works and those of others

In general, my works are done with oil colours, pastels, watercolours and charcoal.

The subjects are very varied, ranging from flowerbulb fields, flowers, animals and interiors to landscapes, townscapes and even a handful of portraits.

I nurture an admiration for the works of Claude Monet, Anton L. Koster and Cornelis Vreedenburgh.

Painting : Winter, Nieuwkoop (1999)

Winter, Nieuwkoop
1999 - 25x31cm
Painting : Côte d'Azur (2002)

Côte d'Azur
2002 - 30x40cm

My works can be found in the permanent collections in :

- The Black Tulip Museum, Lisse
- Museum Oud-Noordwijk, Noordwijk
- Muzee Scheveningen, Scheveningen
- Woerden City Museum (Stadsmuseum Woerden)
- De Lakenhal, The Municipal Museum of Leiden, Leiden
- Katwijk Museum Foundation, Katwijk
- Teylers Museum, Haarlem
- Court of Busleyden Museum, Mechelen, Belgium
- The Holland Museum, Holland, Michigan, USA.

In addition, there are works in private collections in Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Switzerland, The Netherlands, United Kingdom and the USA.

Painting : Small tulips in strawberry pot (1997)

Tulips in strawberry pot
1997 - 18x24cm
Schilderij : Wintergezicht, Leiden (1991)

Winter scene, Leiden
1991 - 50x70cm

Documentation

  1. Netherlands Institute for Art History (Rijksbureau voor Kunsthistorische Documentatie), The Hague
  2. drs. P.M.J. Jacobs B.V., Tilburg, 'Beeldend Nederland'
  3. Rokin Art Press B.V., Amsterdam, 'Alexander Coenraad Rosemeier 1888-1992'
  4. drs. P.M.J. Jacobs B.V., Tilburg, 'Beeldend Benelux'
  5. Plataan B.V., Apeldoorn/Zutphen, 'Toppunt van Nederland'
  6. Lokaal Boek, Sassenheim, 'Paintings Tulip Fields of Holland' / 'Schilderijen Hollandse Bollenvelden'
  7. Leo van den Ende, Voorhout, 'Panorama Van den Ende/duinzijde/along the dunes'
    'Leo van den Ende/een schildersloopbaan/an artist's career'
  8. Floral Passion, Weiland, Ontario, USA, 'Floral Passion'
  9. Uitgeverij Bert Post/Noorden, 'Schilders van de Nieuwkoopse plassen'
  10. Joop Warmenhoven, Voorhout, 'Dirk Draadje IV'
  11. Uitgeverij P/F Kunstbeeld, Panorama Mesdag, International Panorama Council, 'Het Fenomeen Panorama/The Panorama Phenomenon'
  12. Anne-Gine Goemans, 'Ziekzoekers'
  13. Jos Warmenhoven, Peter Nijhof, Marca Bultink, Lisse, 'Nieuw leven voor oude Bollenschuren'
  14. Waanders Uitgevers, Zwolle, 'Ach Lieve Tijd - 1000 jaar Duin- en Bollenstreek'
 
  1. Triagilitas B.V., Etten-Leur, 'Greenport Duin- en Bollenstreek'
  2. Uitgeverij CultuurHistorisch Genootschap Duin- en Bollenstreek, 2015, De Bollenstreek, landschap en erfgoed van de bloembollencultuur
  3. Uitgeverij Koester Media/Driehuis, 'Ode aan Teylingen'

Magazines

  1. China Pictorial, 1981, Beijing, China
  2. Sunday, April 24, 2005, Ireland, U.K.
  3. Al-AyyamAl-Jamilah, Spring 2006, ASC Houston, U.S.A.
  4. Pronto 1.4.2006, Barcelona, Espaņa
  5. De Standaard, zat-zon 14-15 oct 2006, N.V. Vlaamse Uitgeversmij, Groot-Bijgaarden, België
  6. Der Stern, 12.4.2006, Hamburg, BRD
  7. MMM, 2006 Birželis, Vilnius, Lithuania