Annie de Reuver (2018) Erik Kriek

Ruben Hamelink
About the artwork

Since 2013, portraits of famous deceased jazz musicians have appeared on and around Oude Binnenweg. The portrait series has become a jazz and comic route as a memorial to an important music history in Rotterdam. The portraits were 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. She made recordings in 1935 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 that time the best big band in Europe). In collaboration with composer and arranger Tom Erich, she later focused on Dutch-language 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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Oude Binnenweg 118B, 3012 JG Rotterdam, Netherlands


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