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Willem Haenraets | Heerlen, Netherlands

My name is Willem Haenraets. I was born on the 9th of October 1940 in Heerlen, which is a town in the south of the Netherlands. When I was sixteen, I started my education at the City Acadamy at Maastricht. After I graduated, I was awarded a scolarship to study at the Belgium National Institute for Fine Arts at Antwerp and I became a student of Professor Sarina (Atelier Opsomer) and Professor Vaarten. During my life I exhibitioned succesfully in the Netherlands, Belgium, the United Kingdom, Japan, and the United States. Since three years I live with my wife Thea in Spain, in the vicinity of Alicante. - Willem Haenraets