The new lottery for the National Arts in the Netherlands (www.dnkl.nl) invited Nouel to be an ambassador for this institution created to stimulate and support the local Arts. Main prices for the next lottery draws will be Nouel’s paintings CUBARUBA and ‘Enigma of the light’ amongst others. Nouel has also been selected to paint special portrait- paintings for some prize winners, commissioned by the DNKL.
In modern society, there are very few living artists whose names are well known, but in Europe and the Caribbean, Gustave Nouel cannot be ignored. He produced such a large body of work and received so much critical acclaim that his paintings can be found in numerous well-respected collections around the world, and he has participated in over 200 expositions internationally, many of them one-man shows. Recognized by teachers from an early age as 'exceptionally talented' he received encouragement from the Aruban Government. 'Possessing extraordinary artistic talent' is how he is described by the Dutch Art Academy AKI, and was awarded an exceptional grant from the Central Government of the Netherlands Antilles to pursue his post university art studies and career in Madrid, Spain.
Jazz Art, Gustave Nouel. (Footage courtesy - Gustave Nouel)
His career took off with a one-man show in 1983 on the day he received his diploma after art studies at three Art academies in Holland. Afterwards he studied in Spain, post university art studies, and his works hang in the Madrid Municipal Museum, the Provincial museum of Madrid and the Cervantes Museum. Ever energetic and eager for a challenge, Gustave is lending his talents and knowledge to a number of workshops over the summer, for both residents and visitors.