Charlotte Mutsaers Dutch Speaker
Charlotte Jacoba Maria Mutsaers (born 2 November 1942) is a Dutch painter, prose writer and essayist. Born in Utrecht, Charlotte Mutsaers was the daughter of the art historian Barend Mutsaers who worked at Utrecht University. She attended a gymnasium and studied Dutch in Amsterdam. Subsequently she became a teacher at an institute of higher vocational education. In the evenings she studied painting and printmaking at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. After her graduation she became a teacher at that institution. She remained an art teacher for over ten years. As an artist she makes paintings, she has designed stamps, illustrated cultural magazines (Vrij Nederland) and designed book covers. She had expositions of her paintings at Galerie Clement (Amsterdam), in the Frans Hals Museum (Haarlem), the Museum of Modern Art (Arnhem), de Nieuwe Kerk (Amsterdam) and the Beiaard (Breda). She started writing when she was about 40 years old. On 2 April 2010 the Dutch television broadcasted a documentary De wereld van Charlotte Mutsaers (The World of Charlotte Mutsaers), directed by Suzanne Raes. In May 2010 Charlotte Mutsaers received the P.C. Hooft Award.