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Maritime Historian, Cruise‘n’Ship Reviewer, Author & Maritime Lecturer


Maritime Art Collection by

Sjouke Jan Veldhuis

(1918 – 1997)


The Veldhuis Collection is presented by Mr Harm Brink of the Dutch Cruise Site


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Mr. Sjouke Jan Veldhuis was born in 1918 in the Netherlands. Living during the days of the great ocean liners, Mr Veldhuis acquired a passion for shipping. Whenever possible, he would visit ships, which were in port. Over the years, he assembled a huge collection of memorabilia, and photographs of many ships.

The late Mr. Sjouke Jan Veldhuis 1918 – 1997

Being a man with an incredible talent, during the late 30s and early 40s, he painted many ocean liners and various smaller ships. Interestingly, he decided not to paint them in the traditional manner of the day, rather in a photographic way, taking great pains to make every detail exact.

Mr Veldhuis made many friends over the years, especially among those who shared his love for ships. Mr. Harm Brink, who has a passion for ships, met Mr. Veldhuis in 1953 and over the years he kept in close contact with Mr. Veldhuis until the passing on 19 December 1997, aged 79. Harm Brink continues his admiration of the Mr. Veldhuis art. Harm Brink has an interesting and informative Cruise Site, written both in Dutch and English … The Dutch Cruise Site link is located bottom of page.

This page is presented by and Mr. Harm Brink of the Netherlands in remembrance of a fine man, who genuinely loved the ocean and the ships that sailed on them. Many of his great paintings are left for us to enjoy forever.

We invite you to enjoy his craft!

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PLEASE NOTE: Paintings were supplied to us by Mr. Harm Brink. All images are copyright 2001 and MUST NOT be reproduced in any manner without written permission. To purchase one of these paintings contact Mr. Harm Brink.

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