Surf & Dunes, c.1950
oil on canvas
24'' x 48''
Van Schendel, A. Brevort
1921-

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.