Willem Volkersz is active/lives in Missouri, Washington. Willem Volkersz is known for mixed-media painting and sculpture, teaching.
Biography Willem Volkersz
Willem Volkersz was born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands in 1939. In the 1950's, his family emigrated to Seattle where he studied art and architecture at the University of Washington; he received an MFA in painting at Mills College in 1967.
Volkersz creates mixed media works that combine painting, neon, found objects and handcrafted elements. These narrative sculptures reflect an immigrant's fascination with travel, popular culture, and the American West. His work brings a humorous and subversive eye to the idyllic luster of Americana. He has a broad appreciation for folk art and popular culture. His work is both personal and far-reaching.
Growing up in post-war America, he gravitated toward the ephemera of the era. Volkersz
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