Thursday 18 January 2018 at 8pm

Jan Steen - Master Story Teller


Lecturer: Jane E Choy-Thurlow
DESY Auditorium


Lecture Summary

One of the best-known artists of the Dutch Golden Age, Jan Steen was a born storyteller – famous for his humorous depictions of everyday life, but that is not all he did. There are also more serious subjects to be found among his oeuvre. Through looking at his serious and less serious works, we will see that he was a first-rate painter with an outstanding technique.


Biography of Lecturer

Jane E. Choy-Thurlow, born and raised in Massachusetts, is married to a Dutch citizen which brought her to Holland where she has lived for many years. As a docent she enjoys giving tours and lectures on 17th Century Dutch Art for the Mauritshuis, Prince William V Gallery and Huygens Museum Hofwjck and has been involved in many exhibits including Spice of life: Jan Steen at the Mauritshuis. She has been involved in promoting the arts by fulfilling various committee positions for DFAS The Hague and as Chairman of the NADFAS Societies of Mainland Europe and is now responsible for training and new societies for Mainland Europe. Before coming to Holland she worked for the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris. She received a B.Sc from Salem State University and a Master of Education from Trinity College, Dublin Ireland. She has also studied at Leiden University.

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Self portrait Jan Havicksz. Steen 1670 Rijksmuseum Amsterdam


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