Dirk Verdoorn

Born in 1957 in Dordrecht in the Netherlands, he is an official painter of the French Navy

He was born on a barge at the confluence of the Waal, Meuse and Merwede rivers. His first job was a craftsman-mariner before settling in France in 1982. He then worked in vineyards in Champagne, became a trainer and training coordinator in the Paris region, then a drawing teacher in the Limousin. At the same time, he is a theater decorator and painter.

In 1997 he opened his Atelier-Galerie in Saint Paul de Vence and has been making a living from his painting ever since.

In 1999 he founded the group Ailleurs with painters Bernard Delheure, Pierre Fonferier, Jean-Luc Gosse and Serge Maumelat.

In 2001 he received a bronze medal at the Salon de la Marine, then a gold medal two years later for his portrayal of the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle.

In 2005 he was appointed an official painter of the Navy.


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