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  • 1950 Peter Thijs, geboren te Heeze (nbr) 1967 middelbaar onderwijs hbs-b 1967 – 1969 Akademie voor tekenleraar Tilburg. 1974 Diploma akte tekenen mo-a 1969 – 1971 Werkzaam als reclameontwerper 1971 – 1974 Akademie ’s Hertogenbosch, afdeling Vrije Grafiek 1976 en 1977 Koninklijke Subsidie voor Schilderkunst 1977 en 1979 Europaprijs voor schilderkunst Oostende, gouden en zilveren medailles 1979 Willink van Collenprijs 1974 – 1982 Diverse tentoonstellingen, waaronder 3 thematentoonstellingen Ministerie Cultuur CRM solotentoonstellingen: TU Eindhoven, Kultureel Centrum Tilburg, ’t Meyhuis Helmond, Kunstzaal Belamy Vlissingen, de Witte Voet Amsterdam en meer 1982 – 1987 Docent aan creatief centrum Zouavenlaan Tilburg Cursussen, workshops schilderen, grafische vormgeving 1982 – 1987 Docent Akademie Eindhoven, tekenen en grafiek 1987 Docent Akademie IndustriŽle Vormgeving/Design Academy Eindhoven Werkzaam als zelfstandig grafisch ontwerper 1998 – 1999 Docent Akademie Beeldende Vorming Tilburg grafische vormgeving, tekenen, computerbegeleiding 2000 – 2001 Docent Akademie Genk BelgiŽ
     
     
     
     
    Born in Heeze in 1950, Peter Thijs grew up in the suburbs of Eindhoven, his parents having moved there shortly before his first year. His father working as a police agent. As a child, teachers were impressed by the adult manner of drawing, which once was called a fraud. In the footprints of van Gogh, who lived nearby in Nuenen in the midth of the 19th century, he became focused on painting and drawing after nature. He began his art education in Tilburg. In fact entered a school for drawing and art teacher, of which he was removed, due to conflicts, typical of those days in 1968. So, at the age of 19, he started working as a commercial designer at Willem II Cigars company. Still wanting for an art education, he entered the Academy of art in ’s Hertogenbosch. Because the so called ‘academic tendency’ in his work, he was sent away in 1974. Until the late 70’s, natural art was not considered a legitimate genre. Conceptualism was ruling untill a revival of new
    expressionism came around. As the resume does show, Peter Thijs continued painting and graphic, as an artist, designer and teacher. Since 1983 PeterThijs is teaching drawing and graphics at the Academy for Industrial Design, nowadays the highly touted Design Academy Eindhoven.  
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