Jos Letschert


I am a Dutch painter, sculptor and poet, living and working in Germany (since 2010).
I studied Art in the Netherlands (1973-1983) and I am a graduate of the Dutch 'Akademie voor beeldende Vorming, Amersfoort' (now: 'University of the Arts, Utrecht'). I also studied educational sciences (PhD Educational science, University of Utrecht, 1998) and I am (retired) professor for educational policy.

My artwork has been exhibited in the Netherlands and in Germany and is in private collections in the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Scotland, USA and Canada. In 2020 a large solo-exhibition took place in museum ‘De Wieger’, Deurne the Netherlands.

 

Education

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1966 - 1971 Pedagogische Academie St . Jozef (Teacher training College St. Joseph), Zeist, The Netherlands

1973 - 1983 Akademie voor beeldende vorming (University of Arts), Amersfoort, The Netherlands 

1998 University of Utrecht, The Netherlands. PhD, Educational Science

Exhibitions

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Jos Letschert - Drawings, Paintings, Sculpture
Galerie Greve
Bad Salzuflen Germany
5 Juni  - 10 July 2022

"The visual memory of the town" ("Het visuele geheugen van de stad")

Rietveldpaviljoen Amersfoort NL

Participation with: "Pall, a shroud for Laertes", ("Pall, een doodskleed voor Laertes")
Collection: Leonie and Lex van de Haterd
21.04.2022 - 15.05.2022


Abstracts
Galerie Greve
Bad Salzuflen Germany
3 April - 29 May 2022
With Silke Sturm, Redzep Memisevic and Jörg Pieper

Griekse mythologie opnieuw verbeeld
(Greek mythology reimagined)
Museum 'De Wieger', Deurne, The Netherlands 
Together with Beate Letschert (Photos)
Curator: Dr. Lex van de Haterd 
19 January - 28 June 2020 

 

Amersfoort revisited
Gallery 1664, Amersfoort, The Netherlands 
6 February - 27 may 2017 

 

Amersfoort met lens en penseel
(Amersfoort with lens and brush) 
Gallery 1664, Amersfoort, The Netherlands 
Together with Beate Letschert (Photos) 
18 October - 15 February 2016 

 

Schilderijen
(Paintings) 
Gallery Silvia Strüßmann, Detmold, Germany 
31 October - 1 November 2015 

 
Tekeningen en schilderijen
(Drawings and paintings) 
Gallery 1664, Amersfoort, The Netherlands 
21 September - 10 November 2014 

Schilderijen
(Paintings) 
Gallery 1664, Amersfoort, The Netherlands 
Together with Michiel Jansen (Sculpture) 
2 March - 23 April 2014 

 

Double Dutch
Gallery Levantehaus
Hamburg, Germany 
22 October - 20 November 2010

Publications

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Iphigenia in Aulis, by Euripides

Ιφιγένεια εν Αυλίδι 

Catalogue at the play by Themis Moumoulidis
Three paintings and two sculptures by Jos Letschert
Athens/Epidauris Festival 2022
Language: Greek, with an English summary

Anodos - Kathodos
Jos Letschert
Translation: Beate Letschert
Poetry, 2022. Blurb.de
Language: Dutch/German
Collected poems
Edited and updated version of:
Na de ijstijd/Nach der Eiszeit 

 
van Armando tot Zadkine
from Armando to Zadkine)
Collectie Lex en Leonie van de Haterd

Catalogue at eponymous exhibition
Text: Lex van de Haterd and Katuscha Otte
Pp.78 - 79: Jos en Beate Letschert
Museum De Wieger Deurne, 2020
Language: Dutch

Griekse mythologie opnieuw verbeeld
(Greek mythology reimagined)

Jos Letschert
Photos by Beate Letschert
Catalogue at eponymous Exhibition in Museum De Wieger, Deurne NL
Blurb.de 2019
Language: Dutch 


Onder curatele
(Under guardianship)
Jos Letschert
Translation: Beate Letschert
Essays on Art, 2019. Blurb.de 
Language: Dutch 

 

Glans en gloria
(Shine and gloria)
Jos Letschert
Translation: Beate Letschert
Poetry, 2018. Blurb.de
Language: Dutch/German 

 

De tekenaar
(The drawer)
Novel, 2017. Blurb.de 
Language: Dutch 

 

Gloedvol tegenlicht/ Glühendes gegenlicht
(Glowing backlight)
Poetry, 2016. With Beate Letschert. Blurb.de
Language: Dutch/German 

 

Amersfoort met lens en penseel
(Amersfoort with lens and brush)
Jos Letschert and Beate Letschert
Catalogue at eponymous exhibition in Gallery 1664, Amersfoort, NL
2015. Blurb.de
Language: Dutch 


Personally

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Born in Amersfoort, Netherlands, 1948
Living in Germany since 2010
Married to Beate Letschert:
www.beateletschert.de
www.beateletschert-grabbe.de
Two sons, two daughters-in law,
four grandchildren
www.jasperletschert.nl/

Ruthless self-portrait

 

I am visting
myself tonight,
not so inspiring
at first sight,
an empty glass
and little light. 

I secretly check
my watch to see, 
whether I stayed
long enough 
to flee.