Gustave Nouel - Education and Biography
GUSTAVE NOUEL: Training
1977-1983: Academie Minerva (Groningen), Rietveld (Amsterdam) and AKI (Enschede), Holland.
Diploma: monumental designer and specialist in painting.
1984-1986: Universidad Complutense de Madrid. (Post university doctor courses in painting), Spain.
______ Exhibitions (a personal selection)
*2010 Koninkrijksexpositie 20 top artists from the Dutch Kingdom, Bonaire
*2010 EXTO POINT selection of virtual www.exto.nl Dutch artist community, Ruinen, Holland
*2010 'Rondom Oranje' Oranjevereniging exhibition, Central Library, Groningen, Holland
*2009 Windnomaden at Oerol festival in Terschelling & 400 years celebration New York, Long Island - NY, USA
*2009 Kunstreizigers, (Exto-kunstenaars) Ruinen, Drenthe, Holland
*2008 Group exhibitions in Aruba in Acces Art Gallery, Toyota Art Gallery, Mar Azul Art Gallery
*2007 Toyota Art Gallery- end of the year exposition.
*2007 Cultureel Centrum Ruurlo + Bibliotheek - solo exposition and workshops, included in the 'atelier-route'.
*2007 Galerie De Leeuw, three selected artists by the Dutch Government.
*2007 Numismatic Museum Aruba, Nouel one man show
*2006 Galerie Donkersvoort, Oud en Nieuw, Beek en Donk
*2006 Galerie Donkersvoort, Expo Buitenlanders, Holland
*2005 Access Art Gallery, Nouel one man show, Aruba
*2005 South End Gallry, Aruba
*2005't Kunsthuis van het Oosten, Nouel one man show, Enschede, The Netherlands
*2005 North Sea Jazz Festival, (since 1992 in international selection), The Netherlands
*2001/05 Kunst-event, (international exhibition), Ahoy-hallen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
(2001-04 ten promotional Kunst-event exhibitions in The Netherlands, Germany and Belgium)
2004/05 South End Gallery, San Nicolas, Aruba
2004/05 Acces Gallery, Oranjestad, Aruba
*2004 IQ expo service, Nouel one man show, Zwolle, The Netherlands
*2001Kunstpaleis (professional art, CBK) Deventer, The Netherlands
*2000Artexpo New York 2000, Jacob K. Javits Conv. Centre, New York City, U.S.A.
*1999Torpedo Art Factory, Washington, U.S.A.
*1998/99Gallery Artimediair, (invited artists), The Hague, The Netherlands
*1996New Orleans Jazz&Herritage Festival, New Orleans, U.S.A.
*1996Mc Cormic Place North (duo expo), Chicago, U.S.A.
*1995Museum Fort Zoutman, (33 Aruban artists), Oranjestad, Aruba
*1994/95Galerie Artischock, Oranjestad, Aruba
*1993Het Glazen Huis, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
*1993Nae Ionesco Jazz Festival (cultural exchange, WVC), Sibiu, Rumania
*1993Het Glazen Huis (duo), Amsterdam, The Netherlands
*1992WORLD EXPO SEVILLA 92, Dutch pavilion in Seville, Spain
*1991Orpheus schouwburg & gallery Jan Alberts, Nouel one man show, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
*1991Centro Cultural Nicolas Salmeron, Madrid, Spain
*1991Gallery Inkt (Dutch graphics about music), The Hague, The Netherlands
*1991Bergkerk, (beroepskunstenaars), Deventer, The Netherlands
*1990'Kasteel de Zwaluwenburg' (Nederlandse kunstenaars) Elburg, The Netherlands
*1989Nijmeegs Volkenkundig Museum, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
*1989't Kunsthuis van het Oosten, (wild in de natuur), Enschede, Holland
*1988Bergkerk, Deventer Salon, (beroepskunstenaars), Deventer, The Netherlands
*1987Museo Bello Piñeiro (start travel expo), La Coruña, Spain
*1986Centro Cultural '€œLa Elipa'€, Madrid, Spain
*1986Museo La Coruña, (start travel expo), La Coruña, Spain
*1986Casa de Vidrio, (selection 'Salon de Otoño'), Madrid, Spain
*1985Museum Rijswijk (expo Neth. Antilles), The Hague, The Netherlands
*1985Gallery Rembrandt , Madrid, Spain
*1985Centro Colón, (selection 'Salon de Otoño'), Madrid, Spain
*1984Galería 'Casa de Teatro', Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
*1984Nieuwe Kerk (collectie Sticusa), Amsterdam, The Netherlands
*1983Het Curaçaosch Museum, Willemstad, Curaçao
*1982Cultural Centre 'De Hagen', Almelo, The Netherlands
*1982Museum Rijswijk, (exposition N.A.), The Hague, The Netherlands
*1981Galerie im Rathaus, Bocholt, Germany
*1980'Kasteel de Zwaluwenburg', (regionale kunstenaars) Elburg, The Netherlands
*1979De Vrijhof, (first official solo-exposition), Enschede, The Netherlands
Mayor artistic activities
1981: Included in promotional traveling expositions; collection of the 'Dutch' STICUSA
1983: STICUSA organizes a traveling solo-exposition of Nouel in Aruba and the Netherlands Antilles.
1984: The Aruban Government offers artwork of Gustave Nouel to the presidents of Colombia, Venezuela and the Dominican Republic as a symbol of friendship.
1984: With a special scholarship from the Netherlands Antilles, Nouel starts his doctoral art courses at the famous 'Universidad Complutense de Madrid' in Spain.
1985/86: Nouel gives workshops to Spanish art academy students at C.M. San Augustin, Madrid, Spain.
1986: MUNICIPAL MUSEUM OF MADRID: Juan Barranco Gallardo, Mayor of Madrid, receives painting by Gustave for the museum's collection, Madrid, Spain.
1986: PROVINCIAL MUSEUM OF MADRID: José Louis Garcia Alonso, the Minister of Culture of the autonomy of Madrid, receives painting by Gustave for the museum's collection, Madrid, Spain.
1986: MUSEO CERVANTES includes painting of Nouel in its collection, Madrid, Spain.
1986: Municipality of La Elipa includes painting of Nouel in its collection.
1986: The Municipality selects Nouel's design for a Mural on the Olympic Swimming Pool of Madrid.
1986: Nouel's design is selected for the official 'DISCOVERY OF AMERICA' -poster; a parallel exposition is organized by the Municipality Madrid, Spain.
1986: PREMIO FERROL: Nouel included for international travel exposition through Spain.
1987: First personal 'contact' with the Dutch Royal House; Nouel is officially introduced as a promising artist to Queen Beatrix, during a reception in the palace of the Spanish King.
1987: PREMIO FERROL: once again Nouel is selected for the travel exposition through Spain.
1987: CIRCULO DE BELLAS ARTES grants Nouel the 'most talented participant award' scholarship for a workshop, there is also an exhibition, Madrid, Spain.
1987: The cabinet of the Aruban Plenipotentiary Minister in The Hague, gives a painting of Nouel to the Dutch Royal House, (golden anniversary of Prince Bernhard and Princes Juliana) Holland.
1988: Nouel Einstein-painting instrumental for promotion of Lebuïnuskerk restoration, Deventer, Holland
1988/89: DELTAHONK, Deventer (Performance mural commission), Holland.
1989: STATIEPORTRET (official portrait): commissioned by the Cabinet of the Governor of Aruba.
1990: HONOR AL MERITO (Award for merits) of Sociedad Bolivariana, Aruba.
1990: HONOR AL MERITO (Award for merits) of C.A.V.A., Aruba.
1991: Nouel presents his 'JAZZ ART' at 'Nicolas Salmeron' supported by the Spanish and Aruban authorities and the UNOCA.
1991: Nouel gives Workshop 'portrait painting all levels'; C. C. Concordia, Enschede, Holland.
1991: Nouel 'JAZZ ART' workshop for last year academy students and artists, (with Cultural Affairs), Curaçao.
1992: Nouel has the privilege to present his JAZZ ART at the World Expo Sevilla in the Dutch Pavilion.
1992: Nouel gives workshop: 'portrait painting all levels' World Expo, (Unoca), Oranjestad, Aruba.
1993: CULTURAL EXCHANGE: (Ministry of WVC, Foundation Deventer-Rumania and Municipality of Deventer): Nouel solo-exposition and JAZZ-ART workshop (only for artists) in Sibiu, Rumania.
1993/94/95: Nouel's paintings used for Jazz festival promotion and posters for Sibiu, Rumania.
1993: During the World Chess Championship a painting of Nouel is offered to the winner; Nouel meets Prince Frizo on this occasion in Zwolle, Holland.
1994: Nouel's design used for official Jazz & Latin Music Festival poster, Oranjestad, Aruba.
1994: Nouel founds a group of Aruban artists , which is named 'Artists Striving For Harmony', Oranjestad, Aruba.
1995: Gallery Seaport Village, Oranjestad (coordination exposition Aruban artists by Nouel), Aruba.
1995: Nouel's design used for official Carnival poster & T-shirt for the S.A.C., Oranjestad, Aruba.
1995: Invited to design stamps about 'ARUBAN CLOTHING', by Aruban Post Authority (PTT), Aruba.
1995-97: Gustave leads 'Aruban Artists Striving For Harmony' with Gallery Harmonía, San Nicolas, Aruba.
1996: CULTURAL AND ECONOMIC EXCHANGE ARUBA-NEW ORLEANS (Aruban Government gives a Nouel- painting to the burgomaster/mayor of New Orleans; Gustave travels to the USA in the Aruban delegation coordinating the Aruban participation in the Jazz and Heritage festival of New Orleans), U.S.A.
1996: McCormick PLACE NORTH duo-exposition in Chicago (Gustave Nouel & Renwick Heronimo), U.S.A.
1996: Workshops for the UNESCO, The Ministry of Culture and Foundation Arte Aruba in Aruba.
1996: Nouel designs CD-Cover for Amy Mendez, Oranjestad, Aruba.
1996: Nouel designs first official poster (and logo) for the 'WORLD YOUTH FESTIVAL', Aruba.
1996: Nouel makes the illustrations for an UNOCA booklet, 'Florence Wekker', Oranjestad, Aruba.
1996: Commission Nouel for mural in the ATV television building (Gloria & Gustave), Oranjestad, Aruba.
1996: Aruba Jazz & Latin Music Festival exposition and collective murals, Oranjestad, Aruba.
1996: Minister of Culture invites Nouel for an exposition at the Sport Hotel, for the occasion of Prince Willem Alexander's visit, to whom Nouel is introduced at the exposition, Aruba.
1997: Commissioned for illustration schoolbook, Oranjestad, Aruba.
1997: Nouel paintings are used on brochure of the Government (D.P.O & P.B.R), Aruba.
1997: Mural/Installation and other commissions for the Central Bank, Aruba.
1997/99: Biblical Museum (Protestant congregation) commissions Biblical art, Oranjestad, Aruba.
1997: Before returning to Holland, Nouel starts his Dutch Caribbean Farewell Tour ' Expo Cultura Arubano' in Aruba, Curacao and Bonaire; the exposition plans for the Windward Islands is cancelled by Nouel¦
1998: Mural for the Evangelic Church 'Bon Nobo', Pos Chiquito, Aruba.
1998: The Royal Dutch Marine ships Nouel's artwork to Holland on a warship, for official expositions of 'Expo Cultura Arubano' in Holland.
1998: Exposition 'Cultura Arubano', in the Cabinet of the Plenipotentiary Minister of Aruba, The Hague, Holland.
1998: Governor of Aruba hands two-sided painting on glass, from Nouel to the Dutch Queen Beatrix, Holland.
1999 Promotional presentation 'Expo Cultura Arubano' solo-exposition: organized by the Royal Dutch 'Oranjevereniging' in cooperation with the Cabinet of the Plenipotentiary Minister of Aruba in the Main Library of Groningen. The Aruban Plenipotentiary Minister and the Cultural Deputy of Groningen open the exposition. Other authorities and even the Police Big Band participate in this grand opening, Holland.
1999/2000: Continental Art Centre commissions Nouel to make an illustration for the Biblical inspired 'Millenniumverhalen' of Leen La Rivièra, included in a travel exposition in Europe.
2000: At 'Artexpo New York 2000' in the Javits Convention Centre of New York, Nouel presents his 'New Biblical Art'. Supported by the 'AC G&G Foundation', the 'Prince Bernhard Fund', the Dutch ministry of Economic Affairs and the Chamber of Commerce of Deventer, NYC, U.S.A
2000/2001: Cooperation with 'Artistic Impressions International Inc.' for projects between the U.S.A and Holland.
2001-2005: Nouel concentrates on the Dutch and European Art-world with workshops and expositions.
2002-2005: Presentations and promotion in almost all professional Kunst-Event art projects, Europe.
1990-2005: Nouel JAZZ ART expositions at the North Sea Jazz Festival, Congress Centre, The Hague, Holland.
2002-2006: Together with the Aruban Ministry of culture, Ministry of Tourism, Aruba Tourism Authorities, Aruban Institute of Culture, Does & Cadushi Travel, leading Dutch Art magazine PALET, Arte Aruba, Access Art and other partners, Nouel does a three year workshops pilot-project to stimulate art tourism and the cultural climate in Aruba.
2006: Invited as a 'special artist' at the national Dutch Art-manifestation at Castle Keukenhof for a live painting demonstration and commission.
2007: One of the three artists invited by Dutch Government (Ministry of Internal Affairs)for an exposition at The Hague in gallery "De Leeuw" as part of the Kingdom Games 2007.
Article from Rosalie Klein:
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.
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.
Last summer, Gustave conducted a very successful series of workshops at the Access Art Gallery in Oranjestad, and with the leading Art Magazine PALET for the last three years in Aruba.
Actually he is realizing his new workshop series inspired by Rembrandt.
Many that had wished to pursue art as a hobby or vocation found his guidance invaluable, and some even have gone on to have expositions of their own since then.
'I very much enjoy observing the pleasure it gives individuals when they are inspired,' reveals Nouel. 'It is surprising what talent is undiscovered, and I find it gratifying when people see what they are capable of, even though they never thought that they could do it.'
His works are in the collection of the Royal House of Orange, and since he exploded onto the art scene in 1980 by being invited to participate in the Professional Art from Gelderland and Overijssel, Holland Exposition, his participation in top art exhibitions has been prolific and impressive.
His entry was also chosen in 1986 to be painted on a 56-meter mural on the wall of the Olympic Swimming Pool Stadium in Madrid which he painted along with a team of international artist friends.
Nouel presented his paintings at the World expo Sevilla in the Dutch pavilion in 1992 and at the Artexpo New York (USA) in 2000
Gustave Nouel’s, impressionist/realistic technique is particularly strongest when he is doing portraits, a technique for which he has also become famous as artist and teacher. He has conducted workshops around the world, for students ranging in skill from beginner to professional.
At the palace of the Spanish King during a reception from the Dutch Embassy around 1986, Nouel met Queen Beatrix for the first time. Also other members of the house of Orange inspired Nouel since then. The Prince of Orange he met more than once and he felt the energy of Maxima, while kissing her hand...
In the last months of 2006 a design from Nouel for the Central Bank of Aruba created the privilege for Nouel to meet queen Beatrix once more...
In 2006 Nouel got the recognition in Aruba of "ARTIST OF THE YEAR" and in 2007 Nouel earned one of the ten permanent places in the Aruban HALL OF FAME at Paseo Herencia. In 2007 Nouel was also one of the three artists selected and invited by The Dutch Ministry of internal affairs, to show their art in the governments gallery "DE LEEUW" in The Hague related with the Kingdom Games. A recognition for the artistic bridge function Nouel's Art is considered to have between the new country Aruba and the rest of the world.