Remko Watjer (1911-1989) Dutch, student of Jan Altink at de Academy Minerva in Groningen, The Netherlands and later at the Académie from André L'hòte in Paris, France. He left for South Africa where he lived and worked in Durban in the province of Kwazulu-Natal. After Durban he settled down in Utrecht where he passed away in 1989. As a young painter he started to paint in a figurative way but soon he changed into a abstract expressionistic matter. Sadly enough Remko Watjer he remained relatively unknown but in my opinion he deserves much more appreciation!
Remko Watjer was a Dutch artist from Groningen and a student of painter Jan Altink. Watjer was very active in the art scene of Groningen, painting portraits of influential artists from Groningen in his early figurative period. He is best known for the liveliness of his portraits and his strong use of colour. Watjer spent some time in Paris later in his life where he studied at Académie André Lhote. His work can be seen in the Central Museum in Utrecht. He died in 1989.