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Nov. 5, 2003

Dutch Art Scholar Fred Meijer Will Speak At UI Nov. 13

Fred Meijer, a specialist in Dutch and Flemish 17th-century still-life painting who works at the Netherlands Institute For Art History, will present a lecture, "Adriaen Coorte: the Vermeer of Still Life," at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13 in Room E109 of the University of Iowa Art Building.

Meijer's lecture, presented by the UI School of Art and Art History, will be free and open to the public.

Meijer has worked at the Netherlands Institute For Art History at the Hague since 1980. He has published many articles and book reviews, as well as the catalogues of two important collections of Dutch and Flemish still life artworks, those of the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam and the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, England. With A. van der Willigen Meijer, he is a co-author of "A Dictionary of Dutch and Flemish Still-life Painters Working in Oils 1525-1725," published in 2003.

In his most recent work, Meijer recently completed writing a large contribution for the catalogue of an upcoming exhibition of Dutch and Flemish 17th-century fish still lifes, to be held in Utrecht in the spring of 2004, and is currently working on a monograph and catalogue of Jan Davidsz de Heem, one of the major painters of still life in the 17th century.

The School of Art and Art History is part of the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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NOTE TO BROADCASTERS: Meijer is pronounced "MY-er."