Ernst Vijlbrief (1934 - 2010) was a Dutch visual artist and board member of several artists' associations, including the Professional Association of Visual Artists. He followed his education at the Institute for Applied Arts in Amsterdam and at the Academia di Porta Romana in Florence. In the late 50's he worked on Ibiza and in Paris.
In the sixties he was part of the provo generation and he worked with the poet Simon Vinkenoog. In the seventies he was the initiator of the artist collective Universal Moving Artists.
Vijlbrief was interested in Chinese painting and he gave lessons in Tai Chi. We often find that in his work. He worked in many techniques and made calligraphic improvisations on paper. His style of painting is expressionistic. Vijlbrief's work is found in the collections of the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, the Cobramuseum in Amstelveen and the Stedelijk Museum Schiedam.
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