Bob Buys: painter-critic-teacher
Bob Buys, 1912-1970 was first and foremost a painter in Amsterdam, who fell in love with France. In an impressionistic style he painted many landscapes, first in Bretagne, later in Southern France, especially in and around Port Vendres, where he and his family had a small holiday home. Bob was a master in balancing colours in his watercolours. He also made portraits, mainly of family and friends, and city views.
Bob Buys followed the Rijksinstituut Tekenleraren Amsterdam education
in drawing. He was member of various art societies in Amsterdam, such
as the Hollandse Aquarellistenkring (Dutch Watercolorists Society),
which was reaction to the abstract art.
Bob Buys also illustrated various books, such as Le Maison Tellier from 1946 by the French writer Guy de Maupassant.
Quit a number of his watercolours, oil paintings and drawings are still for sale, directly from his widow Jeanne Buys. Contact: Dick de Jong