Jacob Kanbier was born in 1949. After secondary education (mavo - vwo), a short stay took place at the art academy in Amsterdam in 1985. Art education could not inspire him. Jacob has largely mastered the various techniques himself.
His 'great examples' are Willem de Kooning and Jean-Michel Basquiat. Flowing from this, he indicates that his 'predilection' goes out to his 'rough' work, which he creates, as it were, in an explosion with hands and a brush.
Jacob Kanbier already had a solo exhibition in the Stedelijk Museum De Lakenhal in Leiden in 1987. That year he also performs in an action-painting show at Boulevard of Broken Dreams in Amsterdam, together with Herman Brood, Jules Deelder and Simon Vinkenoog. In 1989 Jacob presents the 'Manifesto Neo-Symbolism' at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.
Lady in purple
Vrouw op paars