Dick De Groot Retrospective

Dick De Groot Retrospective

DICK de GROOT RETROSPECTIVE EXHIBITION
A selection of paintings from this remarkable artist’s long career.
Opening Saturday October 3 at 11:00. On view for the month of October. 
Gallery Hours: Thurday-Sunday 12-4 and by appointment.

 

 In light of Covid-19 concerns we will not be hosting a typical opening but will instead admit visitors all day (11-5) and during regular gallery hours. In addition, we will be posting an online version for those not visiting in person. 

Dick de Groot (Theodore Cornelius de Groot) was a Dutch-American painter, sculptor, and inventor (1920-2019). Mr. de Groot exhibited with SFA Gallery during the last seven years of his life–a remarkable period both in terms of production and stylistic evolution. During this time SFA produced two solo and several group exhibitions of his paintings.
Dick was born in 1920 in Scheveningen near The Hague in the Netherlands. He studied for five years at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts and then took post-graduate classes in sculpture. In 1959 he came to the U.S. with his wife and five children. At first he worked painting large outdoor advertisements, but after a year he went out on his own, doing commissioned murals and portraits in oil and bronze. In the 1960s Dick invented a decorative art form know as lath art, which became hugely popular. His company operated for over twenty years in a small factory near Frenchtown, NJ. After retiring, Dick returned to painting full time, and had gallery exhibits in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania.