From 2 February to 13 April 2020, Museum Valkenburg presents an overview of the work of Charles Hollman.

Charles Hollman was born in Maastricht on 31 August 1877 as the fifth descendant of wine merchant Ernest Hollman and Elisabeth Hustinx. With the exception of two periods in which he stayed in Borgharen and Lanaken respectively, Hollman lived and worked in Maastricht where he died on November 19, 1953 at the age of seventy-six.

In 1909 Charles Hollman had his first exhibition in the Momus Society. He later exhibited in The Hague, Rotterdam and in the then Stedelijk Museum in Maastricht.

Charles Hollman seems to have a tendency towards brown and gray tones in his work, often wild, dark and threatening in a stormy setting. Typical Hollman, while he was not a gloomy man, but even a real “bon vivant”. In addition to the many landscapes, Hollman’s oeuvre consists of a large number of paintings from the Wilhelminabrug under construction or from the Sint-Servaasbrug in restoration, and he elaborates both themes with a pathetics that strongly contrasts with the elegant method of Graafland.

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