JULES DE GOEDE
When Jules de Goede passed away in September 2007, he left behind a legacy in the form of his obsessively precise geometric works. Born 20 May in Rotterdam 1937, De Goede observed the aerial bombardment of Nijmegen and took shelter in a cellar for months of his childhood, later witnessing the liberation of Holland. His father was a part Dutch, part French carpenter and businessman and his mother a schoolteacher interested in music and literature. Following her death, his family moved to Australia and De Goede’s art education travelled with him as he received art degrees from both Holland and Australia. Work in advertising furthered De Goede’s interest in art, and when he moved to a flat in Holborn at age 28 he became a visible part of London’s art scene from the 1960s onwards.
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In London, De Goede worked both as an artist and teacher and, upon retiring from Middlesex University as senior lecturer in 2003, he dedicated the remainder of his life to painting in his studio as a full-time artist. De Goede has been featured in several group and solo shows, including shows with the Grabowski, House, Whitechapel, and Serpentine galleries, sharing exhibition spaces with Anthony Caro, David Hockney, and Bridget Riley.
PUBLIC AND CORPORATE COLLECTIONS
Arts Council of Great Britain. Leicestershire Education Committee. Australian National University. Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. Contemporary Art Society. Eastern Arts Association. Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz, Poland. Bedfordshire Education Service. City Art Gallery, Bristol. Unilever. Deutsche Bank. De Beers. B.P. (Chemicals Ltd.). Gallery Krikhaar, Amsterdam, Holland. Johnson and Johnson. Dean Whitter Reynolds. The Sedgwick Group. G.R.E. Properties. Brown and Wood.