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Dirk Van Driest

 (1889 - 1989)
Dirk Van Driest was active/lived in New Mexico.  Dirk Van Driest is known for portrait, landscape, Indian portrait.

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Artist Bulletins for Dirk Van Driest


16 archived bulletin(s) below.    (Note:  Bulletins are no longer updatable as of 2015.)

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rick greiner (01/24/2013)
I noticed a post by his niece. I brought a cheese to him from The Netherlands from his niece. After getting to know him he gave me his violin made in The Hague when he studied there. Later he painted me and my wife's portraits. I wish I had asked him to paint my mother's portrait too.





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Floy Gober (05/15/2009)
Mr Dirk Van Driest became a personal aquaintance through a mutual friend. We visited his studio in Taos,New Mexico. I have a large painting,"Horse Thief Shorty" and would like to know the value. Also, a beautiful painting he did of the aspen trees around Toas.Third painting he did for me was "Williamsburg, Va" 13 1/2" X 10 1/2". He was such a colorful character and a joy to be around. He visited us several times in Arlington,Texas as he would travel accross country to art shows.





Dirk Van Driest
Valory Porter (04/06/2009)
I have a signed painting by Mr. Van Driest, of an elderly Moroccan man. A note that we found with it says Temara Plage, Morocco with a number D505973. Does anyone have information as to when Mr. Van Driest would have been in Morocco? Also, a ballpark value. I would appreciate any information. Thank you!





Dick van Driest
Matthew Cohen (10/17/2008)
There was also a Dick van Driest who headed an Indonesian musical society called Eurasia, which was founded in The Netherlands in 1927 and active until c. 1934. I wonder if this is the same man? Eurasia has important historical significance - as they fielded some of the first kroncong and gamelan groups based in Europe.





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Dan Salter DDS (07/27/2008)
I was the dentist of Mr. van Driest. I looked forward to his visits as he was so pleasant and happy.At approx 90 yrs old he would still flirt with the girls. He always had political comments and generally brought newspaper clippings but more often something he had written himself. One of his famous quotes He said he waited to get hie US citizenship papers until Ronald Reagan was President because he did not want Jimmy Carter's name on his papers. Even though his body got frail his mind did not. I still smile when I think of him.





What a WONDERFUL man!!
Lyn Kusher (08/03/2007)
I missed my opportunity to have him paint a portrait of myself and my son. I lived in Taos and met him where I worked and told him I liked a shirt he had and lo and behold, he brought me one next time he saw me. I went to his house numerous times and he was a great cook and a great host. He was funny and intelligent about many things and I loved this man dearly. He used to have a big old Cadillac that his friends would joke was going to be the death of him. Rest in Peace Dirk.





Dirk Van Driest Oil Painting
Helen W. Duran (07/02/2007)
I have an Oil Painting of my daughter by Dirk Van Driest. He was a wonderfull old gentleman . I met him at El Nido in Tesuque where our young daughter danced with Vicente Romero's Flaminco troupe. He was a fan of the flaminco dance and would be there very often for a performance. Parents would attend to chaperon our young daughters (three of his troupe were his students) and we became good friends of Mr. Van Driest. He wanted to paint our daughter, Carla Duran. He came to our home several times to catch her image on two paintings. He gave us one and kept one for himself. We took Carla up to his home/studio in Taos for a final sitting. He even fixed us a mean omelet! He was a dear, dear gentleman full of wonderful stories of his many adventures.





My Mother by Dick Driest
Hanneke Keegan-Vogelzang (03/03/2007)
I have a beautiful oil painting on a panel, signed by Dick Driest. It is a painting of my mother aged about 20, which would date it to around 1939. Apparently she had it commissioned for the sliver wedding anniversary of her parents, who lived in Enschede, in the Netherlands. My mother died 2 years ago and sadly I never asked her in detail about this painting. Does anybody know whether Driest lived in Twente at any time? The signature is in the left bottom corner: Dick, then a squiggly line, then Driest underneath, all in block capitals. I would appreciate any comments.





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Olly van Driest - Young (01/12/2007)
I am the niece of Dirk van Driest. My father was his brother. Both were born in the Dutch East Indies, now Indonesia. I also have several of his paintings but have no idea what they're worth.





Dirk Van Driest
Chuck Rogers (12/12/2004)
I too have an oil on board, 12" x 16", nude woman. Painting signed lower right corner Dick Van Driest On the back board is V. Dr.est. except the periods and dot for letter i are positioned half way between other letters in name. I know only what I read at Ask/Art about Driest. If there is any information about Driest that you know and would care to share with me I would greatly appreciate having.





Painting Dick van Driest
Cees van der Kamp (05/20/2004)
I have a painting,50/35.5cm oil on board of a young Dutch Zeeuws girl from Dirk van Driest,signed with "DICK VAN DIEST"please can you give my more information about the period he was working in Holland,and the complet biografie from the painter.





Dirk VanDries
Raven (08/02/2001)
I have a Dirk VanDries painting of a Native American male titled "Little Elk" painted in 1971. I would like to know its value.





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Ruby Martinez (08/02/2001)
My friend has a painting of Dirk Van Driest and he wants to know how much it is worth. It is a face of a older native american.






valdepena (05/23/2001)
Many of Dirk Van Driest paintings can be seen at the Canyon Art Gallery in Canyon, Texas. Elizabeth Cornett was a close personal friend of Mr. Van Driest and is the Director and owner of the Art Gallery. I am in no way affilated with the Canyon Art Gallery, But thought this would be useful information as to where many of Dirk Van Driest paintings are.





Biography
valdepena (05/23/2001)
Dirk Van Driest was born in the Sumatra,Dutch West Indies on Oct 4th 1889. He came to the United States in 1956 through the port of New Orleans. He finally settled in Taos New Mexico. He served in her Majesty the Queen of Holland's Army in the Far East, Europe and Morocco through two world wars. He finally became a United States Citizen in 1991.





Dirk Vandriest
Valdepena (05/09/2001)
Born: October4,1889, Dutch West Indies





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