Jean Ruiter (Amsterdam 1942) is mainly known for his monumental photoworks, that make a connection between important moments in art history and the present time.
Jonathan Green, director of the UCR / California Museum of Photography put it this way: “Ruiter is more interested in borrowing classic images to offer ironic commentary on the present”.
Jean Ruiter was a man of grand visions. Abroad, especially in the United States, he was better known and enjoyed a greater reputation than in the Netherlands.
Jean died of lung cancer in 2005 on April 12.
A short biography on this increasingly more important photographer/artist from the Netherlands. http://www.ftn-books recently found a publication on the exhibition which was held together with Gertrude Blom in DE OUDE KERK, which is now for sale at www.ftn-books.com