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LOKI LODEWIJK BRUCKMAN (Dutch, 1903-1980).
Bruckman was a theatrical and costume designer connected with the Royal Theatre at the Hague. Bruckman, who also worked in New York and Mexico, spent time in Indonesia and executed both trompe l’oeil still life and botanical paintings in a realist vein. His style has been characterized as “magic realism.” He was influenced by the Surrealism of Salvador Dali and worked very precisely, often employing illusionistic effects.
The son of a house painter, Bruckman studied with his twin brother at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, where he was a student of Henk Meijer.
In 1949, Bruckman and his life partner Evert Zeeven, who was also his manager, moved to the United States. They lived in New York City, where Bruckman had several exhibitions, Provincetown and Morelia, Mexico.
In 1968, Bruckman returned to the Netherlands, living in Wemeldinge, Haarlem and Bellingwedded. Bruckman stopped oil painting in 1986, but continued with pencil drawing. In the 1980s, Bruckman donated fifteen paintings to the municipality of Goes and 21 paintings to the municipality of Bellingwedde.
Bruckman died on 24 April 1995 in Leeuwarden, at the age of 91.
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