Surf & Dunes, c.1950
oil on canvas
24'' x 48''
Van Schendel, A. Brevort

Van Schendel was born in Amsterdam, Holland in 1921.  He attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Amsterdam, and then went to study in Austria.

He developed a unique style of "palette knife" painting to express the moods of the dunes, surf, marshes and sea coast; the subject matter that won him wide acclaim.

He has traveled and exhibited extensively throughout Europe, and in recent years, in the United States.