Laurens Kroon was born in Holland in 1940. He came to Canada in 1957.
Always interested in the Arts.
B.A. from Ottawa in 1961.
M.A. in visual art education from Concordia in 1970. He has led a double life as a teacher and an artist.
The artist describes his “artistic” experience as follows: He gets his inspiration from many people and sources. Such as his rich Dutch heritage. Many Dutch painters chose nature and portraits as their subject matter.
The artist is also indebted to and influenced by Henry David Thoreau. In particular “Walden “Life in the woods” as well as “Civil Disobedience (Witness)”
Following in their footsteps fills him with a great sense of humility and determination.
To bear “witness “is an important part of any artist’s life. They should use their talents and skills to draw attention to what really matters and goes on in the world around them. They should stay away from the nonsense “Entertainment-Bread and Circus “, if at all possible.