press release

Retrospective From 27 September 2008 until 18 January 2009 Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen is hosting a large retrospective exhibition of the painter Charley Toorop (1891-1955). With more than 120 works, the exhibition will provide a comprehensive view of this artist’s rich oeuvre and fascinating personality. Alongside Toorop’s well-known realistic work, the exhibition will include an extensive selection of her lesser-known, but no less important, works from her Expressionist phase. All her self-portraits will be exhibited together for the first time. The exhibition will then travel to the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris.

Charley Toorop (1891-1955) Toorop, daughter of the internationally renowned symbolist Jan Toorop, was one of the most remarkable figures in the Dutch art world in the 1920s and 1930s. She was a self-confident and independent woman in a period in which women’s emancipation was taking its first tentative steps.

Charley Toorop