Fiep Westendorp monthly calendar 2025

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© Fiep Amsterdam; Fiep Westendorp Illustrations - Wall calendar with hanging hook Monthly overview on one page Including calender weeks Incllusive twelve various images Fomat: 30 x 30 cm ( hung up 30 x 60 cm.) weight: 212 gr ABOUT THE ARTIST, FIEP WESTENDORP: Sophia Maria (Fiep) Westendorp (Zaltbommel, December 17, 1916 - Amsterdam, February 3, 2004) was a Dutch illustrator, best known for her drawings of Jip and Janneke. In addition to Jip and Janneke, Westendorp also illustrated the Women's Page of the Parool newspaper and books by authors such as Annie M.G. Schmidt, Mies Bouhuys, and Han G. Hoekstra. She also illustrated advertising campaigns and created murals. Her legacy is managed by the Fiep Westendorp Foundation. Westendorp wanted to become an illustrator from a young age. Therefore, after completing high school, she attended the Royal School of Art, Technology, and Craftsmanship (KTA) in 's-Hertogenbosch and later the Academy in Rotterdam. In 1937, she received her first commission: illustrating the tourist guide of Zaltbommel. Westendorp discontinued her studies after the bombing of Rotterdam in May 1940, during WW II which destroyed the academy. At the beginning of WW II, Westendorp lived with Clara Eggink and J.C. Bloem and illustrated for magazines such as Cinema and Theater and De Zakenwereld. From 1942, she lived with her parents in Zaltbommel, where she worked on forging identity documents and made situation drawings of the Waal riverside for the Allies. Through Adriaan Roland Holst and Simon Carmiggelt, she ended up in Amsterdam after the Liberation, contributing to Vrij Nederland and Het Parool, for which she made weekly illustrations. In the journalist café Scheltema in 1947, Westendorp met Annie M.G. Schmidt, marking the beginning of a lifelong friendship. Their legendary collaboration began in 1952 with the adventures of Jip and Janneke on the children's page of Het Parool. From 1952 to 1957, the adventures of Jip and Janneke appeared weekly in this newspaper. When illustrating the stories, Westendorp opted for silhouettes. Between 1976 and 1984, she re-illustrated all the adventures of Jip and Janneke. They remained silhouettes but became more compact in shape and sharper in line. Later, Westendorp illustrated works such as "Pluk van de Petteflet," "Otje," and "Floddertje." She also illustrated the book "Rijmpjes en versjes uit de nieuwe doos" by Han G. Hoekstra and created advertising drawings for companies like KLM. From 1957 to 1968, she illustrated the adventures of the cats Pim and Pom for Mies Bouhuys, successors to Jip and Janneke on the children's page of Het Parool. During the archiving of Westendorp's drawings, these illustrations were found in plastic bags in a bathroom cabinet. The more than a thousand illustrations of Pim and Pom form the basis for the animated series "De avonturen van Pim & Pom," which won the Cinekid Award for Best Children's Program in 2010.