DOCUMENTARIES AND VIDEO CLIPS ABOUT POEN DE WIJS
Producer John Vijlbrief met Poen de Wijs in 2009. After seeing his art at a gallery in The Hague, John was so impressed that he wanted to make a portrait of him: on video. John produced several videos and documentaries
about Poen. His complete life story can be seen in the documentary ‘Looking over the shoulder of a Master Painter’, made shortly after his death in 2014. This can be seen below in Dutch and English.
BOOK PRESENTATION “CIRCLE OF LIFE”
A few months before the death of the Realism painter, in August 2014, Prof. Dr Ruud Lapré presented the book “Circle of Life” written by him. At the opening of the video you can see the fragile Poen de Wijs in the company of his third wife, the painter Marleen Looyen. She has been his muse and model for a long time. Especially in the early years. She can be seen in many watercolours. In this video, Poen and Marleen are on their way to the gallery for the book presentation. Poen’s stepdaughter and thus Marleen’s daughter, Sarah, is also present. In the video you may recognize Karel de Rooy of the famous duo Mini & Maxi. Recently, the revised version of this book has been released as an iBook with video clips and new chapters. Under the title “Poen de Wijs, an artist’s life in painting themes”.