Who was Fiep?

Fiep WestendorpFiep Westendorp was born in 1916 in Zaltbommel, the Netherlands. As a child, Fiep already knew she wanted to become an illustrator for stories and rhymes. She was one of the most famous illustrators in the Netherlands. Think of the drawings in the stories of Annie MG Schmidt: Jip and Janneke, FloddertjePuck van de Petteflet and Otje. Since the fifties, almost every child in the Netherlands grew up with the drawings of Fiep Westendorp. Fiep passed away a few years ago, however, her drawings are still alive.

The Fiep Westendorp Atelier was made possible by the legacy of Fiep Westendorp and Margot Rehfish.

Click on the picture below to visit the Fiep Westendorp website.

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