Clary Mastenbroek, Born Hilversum, the Netherlands.
Studied at Rietveld academy, Amsterdam,
Commissions; prints. etchings, lithographies, drawings for newspapers and magazines.
Illustrations ,Kijk ns in de la(M 1976, Marga Minco)reprinted 1984 and 1995(publisher Bezige Bij).
Teacher Academie of art Minerva 1981-1985.
Member Fuji Art Association 1984-1994.
Created Natural History Cabinet at Nyssinghhuis, Eelde, 60 wall and 5 door panels. And designed mirror(part of museum De Buitenplaats)
Created over twenty folding screens in different sizes.
Moving to Ireland 1994 with Wout Muller.
ART IN COLLECTIONS
Museum De Buitenplaats.
Gemeente museum Arnhem.
Museum De Markiezenhof.
Collection Van Lien Put.
Private and business collections.
One of the characters of her art is the merging of unexpected and unconventional elements in compositions that posse their own logic. They have not been dreamt up or invented, they originate in the process of painting and define themselves in the growing painted constellation and eventually give rise to an image that however strange strikes a familiar note.
Since her childhood Mastenbroek ( a sailors daughter) is collecting shells, insects(who also brought her father) and skeletons. They are playing an important part as is the female body with the attributes to complete her story.