Westerik, Co

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Westerik, Co Gender: M
Jacobus Westerik
born on 2 March 1924 at 23:30 (= 11:30 PM )
Place The Hague, Netherlands, 52n06, 4e18
Timezone LST m4e53 (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Koppejan
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 12°07' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 09°04 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 13°25'

Co Westerik (1955)
photo: Herbert Behrens / Anefo, license cc-by-sa-3.0


Dutch artist, painter, engraver, photographer, lithographer and art teacher.

Co Westerik is one of the most prominent Dutch hyper-realistic painters, who developed his own style with metaphysical dimensions. From 1954–58, he was a teacher at the International School and the Deutsche Schule, Scheveningen. From 1955–58, he gave lessons at the Vrije Academie in The Hague and from 1958 to 1971, at the Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten in The Hague.

From 1948 till 1970 he was married to the paintress Hermina Margrietha "Hens" de Jong (23 February 1927, Den Haag – 25 March 2003, Den Haag). They got three daughters who would become painters: Christine (30 March 1954, Den Haag - 1992), Victoria "Vicky" Westerik (24 July 1957) and Sophie Westerik (15 November 1960). On 1970 he married the gallery holder Fenna de Vries. They got a son Willem (1970) and Maurits (1977).

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  • business associate/partner relationship with Mekkink, Johan (born 27 August 1904). Notes: acquired his work


  • Family : Adopted a child 30 March 1954 in Den Haag (Christine)
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  • Family : Adopted a child 24 July 1957 (Victoria "Vicky" Westerik)
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  • Family : Adopted a child 15 November 1960 (Sophie Westerik)
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  • Death of Mate 25 March 2003 in Den Haag (Hens de Jong, born 23 February 1927, Den Haag)
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Source Notes

Ed Steinbrecher collection: Koppejan archives quotes birth record (23h30).

Svi: Koppejan expected 2 March 1924 at 23:28 in Beeldgids van de dierenriem.

Westerik ~ Biography


  • Vocation : Art : Commercial artist (Engraver)
  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Artist, artist, painter)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (art academy)