The french would call it a “petit maitre” a small master and for me this is true. de Vries was never known that much among art lovers, but now that the Fifties and Sixties become “en vogue” he is discovered . His paintings lean towards cubism , but have those typical Fifties colors in them. I first took notice of his paintings when i bought the 1966 Museum van Looy catalogue on de Vries ( now available at ww.ftn-books.com), but the most impressive elements were the typical Sixties invitations that i found within the publication. Great design and highly collectable invitations that are typical for these years.