Annie de Reuver (2018) Erik Kriek

Ruben Hamelink
About the artwork

Since 2013 portraits of famous deceased Rotterdam jazz musicians have appeared on and around the Oude Binnenweg. The portrait series has grown into a jazz and comic route as a memorial to an important Rotterdam music history. The portraits are made by renowned cartoonists and illustrators. This is a portrait of Annie de Reuver (Rotterdam, 1917 - Rotterdam, 2016) made by cartoonist and illustrator Erik Kriek. In 1935 she made recordings with The Ramblers and saxophonist Coleman Hawkins. After the war she sang in The Red, White and Blue Stars and The Skymasters (according to many at the time the best big band in Europe). In collaboration with composer and arranger Tom Erich she later focused on Dutch songs such as Harmonica Jim, Vienna, Song of the Pierement, Many bitter tears and the known Take a look at the dolls of my eyes. For years she was read by the readers of the magazine Tuney Tunes voted the most popular singers in the Netherlands.

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About the artist

Erik Kriek (Amsterdam, 1966) is a cartoonist and illustrator. Kriek studied at the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. Among other things, he made illustrations for the Volkskrant, Vrij Nederland and VPRO guide. He is best known for his comic series Gutsman. To be In the Pines-5 Murder Ballads was voted the best comic album of the year in 2017.

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Location
Oude Binnenweg 118B, 3012 JG Rotterdam, Netherlands

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