The Dutch Artist and His Muse front cover

Dutch artist Jan Sirks loves freedom of art. When his fellow artists, members of the Dutch modern art movements De Branding and De Stijl make art the savior and the artist the hero, Jan is forced to enter the battleground of early 20th Century Modern Art. Where Jan sees unique diversity, the gatekeepers see an uncontrollable expression that requires censorship. Life's compass swings from abstract art to social justice and the need for sanity as Jan battles the crossroads between fashion and his soul. The Dutch Artist and His Muse tells the true story of the quiet revolutionary artist Jan Sirks who, with the guidance of his muse, paints a highly individual canvas of life and helps pave the way toward greater artistic freedom.

© Yosay Briels 2017