Gerard (Gerrit) Petrus Fieret
1924 The Hague - 2009 The Hague, The Netherlands

Short biography
Gerard Fieret was already a known painter and poet when he started to take photographs in 1965. Just before and after the second worldwar he studied drawing, painting and photography at the Royal Art Academy (Koninklijke Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten - KABK) in The Hague.

His unconventional approach to the medium and his subjects wasn't much appreciated in the 1960s - 1970s. His printing methods are in line with his life: chaotic, raw and authentic. From 1971 he started -due to his paranoia after "bad experiences" with curators and musea - to stamp his pictures on front, right into the image area. Foto en Copyright by Gerard Fieret became an important photographers wet stamp. Only in the 21st century Fieret got the recognition as one of the most important Dutch photographers of all time. His work has been exhibited in Fotomuseum Den Haag and many others. Already in 1971 Dutch documentary maker Jacques Meijer made two short films about Fieret. Other movies followed later, just before his death. Book publications are: Foto en copyright by G.P. Fieret (Fotomuseum Den Haag) and Gerard Petrus Fieret Photographs by Deborah Bell.

Recent exhibitions
Gerard Fieret: vrouwenportretten, De Hallen Haarlem.
Fotomuseum Den Haag.

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