Dirk Van Driest
(1889 - 1989)
Dirk Van Driest was active/lived in New Mexico. Dirk Van Driest is known for portrait, landscape, Indian portrait.
This biography is based on "Moccasins and Wooden Shoes: American Indians and Dutch Artists", a manuscript-in-progress by Pieter Hovens, curator at the National Museum of Ethnology, P.O. Box 212, 2300 AE Leiden, the Netherlands. The author appreciates any additional information on Van Driest.
DIRK VAN DRIEST (1889-1989)
Dirk van Driest was born on October 4, 1889 in the city of Palembang on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, at that time a Dutch colony. His father was a civil servant from the Netherlands, then in the employ of the colonial government.
To assure a good education, the young Van Driest was sent to the Netherlands at the age of eight, where he lived with his maternal grandparents. Having developed an interest ... Displaying 750 of 2165 characters.