Mariecke van der Linden

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Mariecke van der Linden
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Born(1973-08-22)August 22, 1973
Ravenstein, North Brabant, The Netherlands
EducationUtrechts Conservatorium, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Known for
  • Painting
  • drawing
  • sculpture
  • film
  • music

Mariecke van der Linden (Ravenstein, 1973) is a Dutch visual artist and opera composer. She makes oil paintings, installations and works on music videos as an art director in the field of set design, costumes and styling. Van der Linden is known for her portraits of prominent Dutch people such as Eberhard van der Laan, Johan Cruyff|Johan Cruijff en Wubbo Ockels. [1]


Early life and education

Van der Linden was born in 1973 in Ravenstein. She grew up in Overangel, a village consisting of 300 inhabitants. The village, belonging to Ravenstein, lies next to the river the Oude Maas. At the age of 14, she started to receive artistic coaching from Børge Ring, a Danish musician, artist and Oscar winner from the animation movie Anna en Bella. When she was 17, Van der Linden was accepted to the preliminary program of the Utrechts Conservatorium in Utrecht. Her formal education began in 1991 at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague with Theo Loevendie|Theo Loevendie, where the studied composition.

Career as a visual artist

Her name became more established at the opening of a side wing in the museum Hermitage Amsterdam when her life-sized portraits of notable Amsterdam citizens were revealed. This was accompanied by the mayor of Amsterdam, Eberhard van der Laan, revealing his own portrait. The work is now part of the permanent section "De Nieuwe Schuttersgalerij" of the museum. [2]

In cooperation with Museum de Fundatie en Yuri Honing Van der Linden published the art- and storybook Goldbrun, a chapel for Europe with publisher Waanders. It is about the shared gallery of Van der Linden and Honing, called Goldbrun. The duo also created Bluebeard and Avalon, expositions for the Castle of Nijenhuis about art installations and imagination.[3]

In the media



  1. "Johan Cruijff als mecenas van de stad vereeuwigd in Hermitage", Het Parool, Amsterdam, 07 July 2015. Retrieved on 13 September 2020.
  2. "De Nieuwe Schuttersgalerij", Amsterdam Museum, Retrieved on 13 September 2020.
  3. "Yuri Honing en Mariecke van der Linden", Museum de Fundatie, Retrieved on 13 September 2020.

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