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Quirky artist back in Valkenburg

Lei Molin – Zonder titel – Collage

Museum Valkenburg presents a unique overview exhibition with known and unknown works by the Amsterdam Limburger Lei Molin. Molin is one of the most famous artists from the municipality of Valkenburg, born in Berg en Terblijt in 1927. He worked as an artist in various styles and techniques, initially figurative but gradually abstract. In 1990, Lei Molin died after an impressive career at the age of 63.

Lei Molin – zonder titel – Collage

Most of the exhibited works in Museum Valkenburg have never been shown before, according to his wife Nine Molin- van Caldenborgh. “They were not even framed, we had never arrived. They date from his last period. Lei knew he did not have to live much longer. Yet he wanted to work every day, even though he was already ill. But spiritually he felt completely free. He often told me that he no longer had to wrestle with the materials, as before. “I can now make everything I want,” he said often. Then there is a lot of you. Those feelings can be seen in these last works.
Nine Molin, long-time owner of ‘Gallery 9’ in Amsterdam, together with Thei Voragen, former director of Museum Van Bommel van Dam – has put together this exhibition in consultation with Museum Valkenburg.

Read more about this exhibition in this post.