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About Joop Smits
Joop Smits was born in Eindhoven, Holland in 1938. He graduated from the Eindhoven Academy in 1961, completing his formal studies. He has been engaged in drawing and painting as his primary means of creative expression since childhood. Early influences include regional landscape artists, the works of The Old Masters and the countryside surrounding his boyhood home. In 1992 he leaves for Ireland, where he builts a studio. Here his enduring relationship with landscape finds new expression. In 2002 he builts a second studio on Mallorca, one of the Balearic Islands of Spain, where the southern light inspires him to more colourful paintings.In 2008 he decides to leave Ireland to live permanently on Mallorca.
In 2014 Joop decided to travel in his own spiritual world. He deceased on 27th of March that year…