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Drs. Bert Biemans MA

De heer Drs. B. Biemans

Bert Biemans was born in Gorinchem and after an internship with a large American engineering firm in New York City where he also studied Economics at New York University he started in 1968 a study Economics at the University of Amsterdam where he received his master degree in 1974. After an international business career in the field of construction and aviation and after working at the Department of Economic Affairs in The Hague, he started his study Art History in 2003 at the University of Leiden, later switching to the University of Amsterdam.

In June 2007 Biemans received his Master degree in Art History, specializing in 17th century painting. He wrote his Master thesis about the number of paintings that were made in the Dutch Republic in the 17th century. His supervisors were Dr. Marten Jan Bok and Prof. Dr. E.J. Sluijter.

In 2007 Biemans returned to Gorinchem, where he became a municipal executive in August. Together with Mrs. Annet Ardesch and Mr. Rob Kreszner he started the Stichting Gouden Eeuw Gorinchem (the Golden Age Gorinchem Foundation) in March 2008. In 2010, Mr. Biemans retired as a municipal executive of Gorinchem.

From 2010 until now Biemans is involved in different art historical activities like organizing exhibitions and making
a YouTube video series about interesting art historical topics concerning Dutch Old Masters of the 17th century.