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The international success for Jolande van Lith

started with her research about the audience of Vincent van Gogh:

Het publiek van Vincent.

Jolande's portrait of ''the young farmer'' became an

international statement and symbol for the project.

She traveled all over the world to discover what

the meaning of his birth ground in Brabant ment for his later life.

Her collaboration with all the famous van Gogh locations

and participation of people worldwide was the start of a great adventure.

Her exhibition was shown on German TV show: ARTS.21

She also wrote Dutch literary poetry about the project

  and her first novel was based on the life of Vincent van Gogh.

In 2018 she was nominated for the '' Zachte G

Language Award '' for this successful project.

The award is an acknowledgment for people who


have made a special effort in language.

You can find her work in several



In 2019 she presented her second poetry novel,

a squeal, this time based on Leon Adriaans.


Another painter from Brabant who also loved


the country life.

The project continues under the name #Relithkwie

and is about van Lith as a 3rd generation painters in Brabant.

In 2020 the project was nominated for the Brabantse Erfgoed Prize.

Now a days her work is shown all over the world


and she is a beloved guest on stage and TV.

The book is available at regular bookstores and online.


The ART PREVIEW of #Relithkwie was a huge success!


''New York vibes and you had to squeez to get inside..''

In march 2018 she presented her work @ The Armory Show in New York.



PREVIEW of Jolande her poetry novel!

To promote her novel Jolande presented a poetry & performance evening

 at the libary in 's-Hertogenbosch: stadsBIEB. It's a special night with other poets she

and a performance by the famous and talented TV actrice Bruni Heinke.

For tickets and more info click here.




Jolande worked for the second time als Artist in Residence

@ Van GoghHouse Zundert!


This new project is called #Relithkwie and is the sequal to

her research about Van Gogh & Leon Adriaans.

She worked a 2 month periode at Van GoghHuis & Sterrenbos.

Follow her BLOG to learn more about the creative process.

Installation studio #Relithkwie


Photo exhibition @ Paulus Church.

01-10 t/m 09-10-2016


For this exhibition Jolande was asked to select

unpublished work from her working period at the Van GoghHuis.




Overview exhibition Artist in Residence 3.0 @ Van GoghHuis

15-05 t/m 03-07 2016


Exhibition and symposium about contemporary artists

who have been and still are inspired about Vincent van Gogh.

They lived and worked as Artist in Residence at Van Gogh's birth ground:


the van GoghHuis Zundert. Jolande even has a two time residence

on her name, 2015 and 2016.


Jolande is nominated finalist for the Van Gogh painting award!

20-11-2015 t/m 24-01-2016

The exhibition @ Breda's Museum is based on 125 years of inspiration for Van Gogh.

The collection includes the works of the finalists and other nominees.


Jolande's work is selected for an international photo exhibition:


The world of van Gogh.

29-03 t/m 21-10-2015


According to the jury (Van GoghHuis & De Brabantse Hoeders)

 her photo refers to the famous van Gogh painting ''Starry starry night.''

The opening is 29-03-2015 @ van Gogh House Zundert,

  then the exhibition travels to Petit Wames (Borinage),

 Etten Leur, Auvers-sur-Oise, Saint-Remy- de-Provence, Veenoord / New Amsterdam,

Eindhoven, Tilburg and Breda.



The escape from reality is a long way home. Jolande van Lith 2015


In my search for Vincent I found Y O U !

In the upcoming year Jolande is working on a project about the people who also admire Vincent van Gogh.

In July 2015, she will be artist in residence at the Van GoghHuis in Zundert, Vincent's birth place.

 The exhibition about her project "In my search for Vincent I found Y O U!" is based on his oeuvre

and the stories people tell her about their admiration about the artist.


Jolande is nominated "artist of the year 2015" by Stichting Kunstweek.

She is now in the Top 100 most valued contemporary artists.

Jolande has also become an ambassador for Royal Talens/Van Gogh verf.

You can follow her research and the project at her BLOG

Also @


Do you want to tell YOUR story about Vincent van Gogh?

Come & meet Jolande:

 19 oktober 14.00 - 17.00 uur

Museum van Bommel van Dam Venlo

  25 januari 14.00 - 17.00 uur

 Het noordbrabants museum 's-Hertogenbosch

     8 maart 14.00 - 17.00 uur

 Vincent van GoghHuis

         21 & 22 maart 14.00 uur - 17.00 uur

 Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam

   7 juni 14.00 - 17.00 uur

 Het Vincentre, Van Gogh Village Nuenen



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