A LIFE IN ART

Scroll through the timeline and learn more about the artist Joop van Egmond (MOND).

2019

2019

An overview of the artwork by Joop van Egmond (MOND) is posthumous exhibited at The Municipal Museum, Katwijk from March 12 till June 1.

2019

2019

On March 1st the monumental object Bloom 3 is revealed. It is located at the roundabout Noordwijkerweg and Voorhouterweg in Rijnsburg, The Netherlands.

2018

2018

At the 3 October Parade in Leiden, The Netherlands, Joop van Egmond (MOND) is honored by his colleagues from the Fire Brigade.

2018

2018

During a solo cycling trip from Harwich to London, Joop van Egmond (MOND) has a tragic road accident nearby Rawreth, Essex County. He dies of his injuries June 12 at the Royal London Hospital. The Card players Acrylic on wood Unfinished

2017

2017

Revealing of the monumental object 'The Kiss' at the Nagelbrug, Voorhout, The Netherlands.

2016

2016

Exhibition at the Furniture Center Baalbergen, Katwijk, The Netherlands. The theme is China.

2016

2016

Sculpture exhibition at Sculpture Garden “De Booghaart“ in Callantsoog, The Netherlands.

2015

2015

Together with his son, Joop van Egmond (MOND) publishes 'Schetsende verhalen' (Sketching Stories), a collection of life experiences.

2011

2011

Joop van Egmond (MOND) designs the monument and gives advice to the local council for moving the Monument of Resistance.

2014

2014

Exhibition at the Sculpture Garden 'de Pruimengaard‘, Wijk bij Duurstede, The Netherlands. Opening II Stainless steal Unicum 2006 In private collection

2010

2010

Open air exhibition at the renowned Keukenhof, Lisse, The Netherlands. Movement Bronze Unicum 1999

2007

2007

First travels to China. Joop van Egmond (MOND) visits Hongkong, Shanghai, Guilin and Hangzhou. Four other travels will follow.

2005

2005

Knighted in the Order of Oranje-Nassau for his contribution to Rijnsburg and the region.

2005

2005

The monumental object 'Flourishing' is revealed at the roundabout Rijnsburgerweg-Floralaan in Rijnsburg, The Netherlands.

1999

1999

Joop van Egmond (MOND) takes on an exhausting journey to Uganda in East Africa and comes back with lots of sketches.

1996

1996

The nineties are characterized by walking the path of African inspired portraits. The Queens Daughter Conté, pastel and chalk 1996

1995

1995

His first monumental object, the 'Liberation Monument' becomes reality.

1992

1992

Joop van Egmond (MOND) shows sculptors and his latest paintwork at 't Huys Dever in Lisse, The Netherlands.

1991

1991

In the early years of the nineties, Joop van Egmond (MOND) surprises everyone when he starts sculpting. Stainless steal becomes his material of choice.

1987

1987

At Gallery De Pomp, Warmond, The Netherlands Joop van Egmond (MOND) exhibits work in collaboration with Gé Witmaar.

1988

1988

First time for the artist to visit France. Many inspiring travels would follow.

1988

1988

Together with other artist, Joop van Egmond (MOND) is involved in the foundation of Kunstkring '88. The union promotes art and culture in the region.

1986-1995

1986-1995

Joop van Egmond (MOND) designs the famous 3 October Parade of Leiden, The Netherlands.

1986-1998

1986-1998

For years, Joop van Egmond designs the show cars for the annual Flower Parade in Rijnsburg, The Netherlands. In the first years in collaboration with artist friend Jaap van der Plas, but later on his own.

1985

1985

Together with sculptor Wim Jonker, Joop van Egmond (MOND) exhibits at 't Spant in Bussum, The Netherlands.

1982

1982

Exhibition at the town hall of Den Burg, Texel, The Netherlands.

1981

1981

After using a bed room for a while, Joop van Egmond (MOND) decides to move to a real studio. The building at Marktplein in Rijnsburg is still standing, but now serves as an office.

1981

1981

The artist is getting more and more famous and takes up assignments here and there, like illustrating books. The first edition of a collection of poems with illustrations of Joop van Egmond (MOND) is being presented on the photo.

1980

1980

Joop van Egmond (MOND) visits Sedrun, Swiss with its family. Sedrun (Chickens) Etching, monotype 1980

1980

1980

In the eighties, Joop van Egmond (MOND) becomes acquainted with woodcutting. Still Life Woodcut, monotype 1983

1978

1978

The artist buys an press and starts experimenting with etching. He makes some prints of prominent locals. Jan de Reus Etching, monotype Undated

1977

1977

New art work by Joop van Egmond (MOND) is exhibited at Het Anker in Hazerswoude, The Netherlands. News item from Leidsche Courant.

1976

1976

Joop van Egmond (MOND) exhibits his works at Ars Aemula Natura in Leiden, The Netherlands.

1976

1976

Joop van Egmond (MOND) followed lessons at Ars Aemula Naturae in Leiden in the sixties, but not for long. In the seventies, he returns for courses with the well-known artist Udo Gunther Bredow. Drawing Class Washed ink 1976

1976

1976

Early in the seventies, Joop van Egmond (MOND) meets the sculptor Károly J. Dálnoki Veress, who resided a few years in Rijnsburg. This Hungarian artist influenced him greatly.

1974

1974

First exhibition ever. After years of experimenting and trying, Joop van Egmond (MOND) dares to show his works to the public at a local exhibition. Photo by an interview, Leidsche Courant, October 22nd.

1969

1969

After a few years working for the Voluntary Fire Brigade Service in Rijnsburg, Joop van Egmond (MOND) starts working for the professional Fire Brigade in Leiden. He will passionately perform this duty until his retirement in 1998.

1967

1967

The emerging artist marries at July 14th. Picture of an oil painting from the 1977s. The original work is probably painted over.

1961

1961

Joop van Egmond (MOND) meets the love of his life, Alida van Beelen.

1961

1961

One evening a week Joop van Egmond (MOND) visits the famous Academy Ars Aemula Naturae in Leiden. He learns about model drawing.

1960

1960

For some time, Joop van Egmond (MOND) forms a musical duo with his brother. The band is called The String Brothers.

1956

1956

The young artist is unsure what profession he wants to follow. The results from a test suggests carpenter or painter. He chooses the latter and enters Craft School in Leiden, The Netherlands.

1949

1949

Joop van Egmond (MOND) enters elementary school in Rijnsburg. He was not good at math, but his drawing skills were praised. Punishment consisted of sitting under the table (like is shown in the drawing).

1943

1943

Born at July 28th in Rijnsburg, The Netherlands (front row, second from the right). The family has an interest in music, culture and art.

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