Willink, Carel

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Willink, Carel Gender: M
Willink, Albert Carel
born on 7 March 1900 at 06:00 (= 06:00 AM )
Place Amsterdam, Netherlands, 52n22, 4e54
Timezone LST m4e53 (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Astrodienst
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 16°13' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 04°13 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 24°01'

File:Zelfportret als Johannes Rijksmuseum SK-A-4991.jpeg
Carel Willink (Self-portrait als Johannes)


Dutch artist, a neo-realist painter who studied in Berlin from 1920-1923 and began as an abstractionist influenced by the Italian futurists. He later became the leading proponent of magic realism in the Netherlands. His meticulous landscapes and city scenes often evoke a surrealistic sense of isolation and dreams.

For Willink the silent watchtowers in his city scenes were the forecasts of an age after the atomic bomb.

He had a passionate relationship with Mathilde, the model whom he married. She would dress up in extremely wild and expensive haute couture and he complained that she ruined him with her extravagant lifestyle. When he took a second wife, Mathilde stabbed some of his paintings. Mathilde was murdered or committed suicide on 10/25/1977; the police never found out for sure.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Koch, Pyke (born 15 July 1901). Notes: inspired him to Magic Realistic art


Source Notes

Rodden wrote Selma Schepel quotes B.C. (6:00 AM Amsterdam time), but actually Selma Schepel has no entry for "Carel" or ""Willink" in her Sterrentijd database. But the Koppejans gave 7 March 1900 6 AM without mentioning an explicit source.

Svi retrieved the BC from the online Amsterdam Municipal Archive. Indeed a: 7 March 1900 at 06:00 AM.


  • Family : Relationship : Divorce bitter
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Divorces (One)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Neo-Realist)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Culture Collection