Rein de Lege Born 20.10.1954 in Rotterdam.
Rein de Lege is not the first painter in his family: His grandfather, Ari Borel, – to whom he was very near – worked as an artist. Ari Borel supported his grandson with living an artist’s example and encouraging him in his first drawing-attempts.
At the age of 16 Rein de Lege started studying at ‘Rijksakademie Amsterdam‘ School of Art (1971 – 1975). He ran through the classic education of drawing and painting with special attention to model drawing. In 1977 he changed to 'Akademie Minerva' in Groningen (1977 – 1980) where he continued his education. Besides drawing and painting, he focused on graphical art: etching and lithography.
After visiting Barcelona on a holiday in 1978, Rein de Lege was so fascinated by the life in the streets and the bars of the ‘barrio chino’ (the Chinese quarter – in reality it never was a quarter for Chinese people to live...) that after several visits over the years he decided to take up permanent residence in the capital of Catalonia (1988) where he continues to live to this day. The drawings of the lively neighborhood of the old part of the town was and is very inspiring and still has an echo in his current works.
The painter works in a more rural area next to Barcelona, in Vilanova i la Geltru where he has his studio.
Rein de Lege exposes his works in art galleries.
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